Another skater from Sault Ste. Marie will have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup.
Michael Amadio and his Vegas Golden Knights won Game 5 of the NHL finals Tuesday night, a 9-3 shellacking of the Florida Panthers that clinched the Cup.
A product of Sault Ste. Marie, Amadio scored the sixth goal of the blowout game, finishing this year’s playoffs with 10 points (five goals and five assists).
Ironically enough, his team's Stanley Cup victory came against another Sault native: Panthers head coach Paul Maurice.
As a teenager, Amadio played for the Soo North Stars AAA Midgets before being selected 36th overall in the 2012 OHL draft.
He went on to be a standout forward for the North Bay Battalion, propelling him to a third-round pick of the L.A. Kings in the 2014 National Hockey League entry draft.
The 27-year-old made his NHL debut in October 2017 and joined the Golden Knights in 2021. He has played in 296 career NHL games, scoring 43 goals and 42 assists.