WASHINGTON — Washington Capitals goaltender Darcy Kuemper and left wing Nicolas Aube-Kubel got to relive their Stanley Cup victory, as they both received their rings on Saturday when the Colorado Avalanche came to town.
Kuemper and Aube-Kubel got the rings following the Capitals’ 4-0 loss on Saturday.
Darcy Kuemper and Nicolas Aube-Kubel show off their Stanley Cup rings after receiving them from the Colorado Avalanche postgame tonight. pic.twitter.com/Qg8wn3qNCJ
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) November 20, 2022
Both were members of the 2021-22 roster that defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning for Colorado’s first Stanley Cup since 2001. Kuemper was the starting goaltender, while Aube-Kubel played on the bottom six. Kuemper played 57 games last season for the Avalanche, posting a .921 save percentage, and was the postseason starter.
Aube-Kubel was claimed by Colorado early in the 2021-22 season, and he put up a career-high 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points in 67 games.
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Following the win, Kuemper hit free agency and signed a five-year, $26.25 million deal with Washington. The Avalanche acquired Alexandar Georgiev to replace him. Meanwhile, Aube-Kubel signed a one-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs. However, after numerous scratches, the Leafs waived him. The Capitals claimed him in October to help address the numerous injuries on the roster.