Local hockey product Kyle Cumiskey hoisted Lord Stanley’s Cup at the United Center last night following the Chicago Blackhawks’ 2-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The 28-year-old Cumiskey played 16 games for the ‘Hawks this season, including nine in the playoffs. Although he didn’t play in the cup-clinching game, Cumiskey still got the chance to skate the cup around the ice Monday.
Cumiskey first broke into the NHL in 2006 with the Colorado Avalanche, but injuries put the brakes on his career. In 2012, he left North America to suit up for Swedish hockey club Modo. After two productive seasons in Europe, he signed with Chicago last summer hoping to give the NHL “one more shot.”
Although he spent the bulk of the 2014-15 season with the Blackhawks’ minor league affiliate, Cumiskey was called up this spring after injuries struck Chicago’s blue line.