Bruins celebrate the Stanley Cup and their new rings
BOSTON -- The Bruins celebrated their Stanley Cup win Tuesday night, and got their rings as well.
Each Bruin got one day with the Stanley Cup - but these championship rings, will be theirs forever.
The rings, made by Jostens, were presented at Tuesday night’s team dinner over at the Boston Harbor Hotel.
They contain over 300 diamonds, highlighted by a “spoked-b”, resting atop the Stanley Cup, right in the center.
The players' name and sweater number are featured on one of the shoulders of the ring, while the years the Bruins won the Cup and another depiction of the Cup reside on the other shoulder.
Over 500 rings were given out to various Bruin employees - none of them more excited to put them on than the players themselves.
"It's something very special and to have something like that," center Patrice Bergeron said. "First of all, it's a dream come true to win a Stanley Cup. But to actually have a ring, it's amazing."
All of last year's players who are still with the team, plus Michael Ryder, Mark Recchi and Shane Hnidy attended the event.
"It came out better than I thought it could be," forward Brad Marchand said.
Now that the rings have been fitted onto their fingers, and the Stanley Cup lifted above their heads, the only thing left to do is raise banner number six to the Garden rafters, Thursday night.
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