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Are we having fun yet? It's been quite a summer since the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup.

The trophy made its way through DC, paraded down Constitution Avenue, and visited local businesses, hospitals, and police stations – but where is the Cup headed next?

As per tradition, each member of the Cup-winning team gets to take it for a day (or two, if you're going halfway around the world with it) and do as they please.

Players typically bring it back to their hometown, feature it at a charity event, or take it out on a lake somewhere in Canada. But along the way, hilarity often ensues. We're looking forward to seeing what each Caps player posts on social media when it's their turn.

Where will the Cup's itinerary take it? Check out our list of when and where the Cup will be this summer, as well as some of our favorite highlights from each player's day.

We'll update the list as we learn more, so check back to see coverage of the Cup's adventures.

2018 Capitals Stanley Cup Tracker

John Carlson: July 4. Bethesda, Md. (Fundraiser for Defeat DIPG Foundation. Check out our video coverage here.)

 

Alex Ovechkin: July 7. Moscow, Russia (Visit to Dynamo Moscow Hockey Club. Check out how Ovi's day went here.)

Michal Kempny: July 10, Hodonín, Czech Republic

Jakub Vrana: July 11, Prague, Czech Republic

Alex Chiasson:  July 13, Montreal, Quebec

Matt Niskanen: July 22, Virginia, MN (No, not the state of Virginia.)

T.J. Oshie: July 24, Warroad, MN 

Oshie reunited with USWNT gold medalist (and his prom date) Gigi Marvin, visited with TONS of local youth athletes, and ate cereal out of the cup. We have a recap, including the best tweets, and video with an exclusive interview.

Jason Serbus: July 25, Bird Island, MN

Serbus, who serves as head athletic trainer for the team, hoisted the Cup in a cornfield in true spirit of the American midwest.

Todd Reirden: July 26, Valparaiso, Indiana

Rierden spent time on the shores of Lake Michigan with family, and brought the Cup to the local first responders center.

 

Madison Bowey:  July 28, Winnipeg, Canada

Bowey visited with famly in Winnipeg, with an extra focus on spending time with his Grandmother. He also visited the Winnipeg Childrens' Hospital.

Ross Mahoney: July 29, Regina, Saskatchewan

During his day, Mahoney took the Cup golfing with some friends.

Braden Holtby: July 31, Lashburn/ Lloydminster, Saskatchewan

Holtby visited Lashburn Sportsplex, continuing the streak of players and coaches visiting their former local rinks. He also brought it to a farm, shared it with the Lloydminster community, and showed off an awesome Cup-shaped cake.

Brent Leonhardt: August 2, New Hamburg, Ontario

Video coach Leonhardt took the Cup to visit Mitchell Minor Hockey, showing it off in front of a plaque honoring NHL legend Howie Morenz. 

 

Brock Miles: August 3, Tara, Ontario

Caps equipment manager Miles also visited a local hockey history landmark.

Tom Wilson: August 5, North Toronto Arena. Wilson is posing for pictures all over Toronto. This one is particularly cool.

He also added his name to the list of players eating cereal out of the Cup. That looks like Lucky Charms.

Devante Smith-Pelly: August 6, Ontario, Canada

Like Wilson, DSP spent part of his day with the Cup hanging out with the SickKids Foundation.

 

Lars Eller: August 8, Denmark

Thanks to the Caps' center, the Stanley Cup made its first trip to Denmark this summer, and Eller brought it to his hometown rink, visited his elementary school and took it for a ride in a 1969 Buick Wildcat.

Andre Burakovsky: August 9. Malmo, Sweden 

Burakovsky enjoyed his day with the Cup outdoors and at his hometown rink.

Nicklas Backstrom: August 10/12, Gävle, Sweden.

We can't imagine what it must have felt like for Backstrom to finally bring the Cup home, but he looks like he's soaking up every second of it.

(Don't worry, he cleaned it off.)

Christian Djoos: August 11, Sweden 

Backstrom and Djoos shared the love a little while the Stanley Cup was in Sweden before the defenseman got his time alone with it.

Philip Grubauer: August 13, Rosenheim, Germany

Evgeny Kuznetsov: August 15, Chelyabinsk, Russia

Dmitry Orlov:  August 17, Novokuznetsk, Russia

Brett Connolly: August 20. British Columbia (Visit to Prince George Hockey Club)

Barry Trotz: August 22, Manitoba

Chandler Stephenson: August 24. Stephenson took the Cup to Humboldt, Canada to visit survivors of the tragic bus crash.

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