Sault’s Michael Amadio win’s his first Stanely Cup

Sault's Michael Amadio win's his first Stanely Cup

The Stanley Cup will bear the name of another skater from Sault Ste. Marie.

Tuesday night’s Game 5 of the NHL Finals was won by Michael Amadio and his Vegas Golden Knights, who thrashed the Florida Panthers 9-3 to win the Cup.

Amadio, a native of Sault Ste. Marie, scored the game’s sixth goal and finished the playoffs with 10 points (five goals and five assists).

Ironically, another Sault native, Panthers head coach Paul Maurice, was the opponent when his team won the Stanley Cup.

Before being chosen 36th overall in the 2012 OHL draught, Amadio was a midget player for the Soo North Stars AAA team as a teenager.

The L.A. Kings selected him in the third round of the 2014 National Hockey League entry draught as a result of his success as a star forward for the North Bay Battalion.

In October 2017 the 27-year-old made his NHL debut, and in 2021 he joined the Golden Knights. He has participated in 296 NHL games in his career, recording 43 goals and 42 assists.

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