Farmington’s Nick Bonino bringing Stanley Cup back to Connecticut

Pittsburgh Penguins' Nick Bonino (13) carries the puck in front of San Jose Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) during the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday, June 9, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

(WTNH)–The Stanley Cup is coming to Connecticut.

The most famous trophy in sports will be available to the public for pictures on Thursday, August 11 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Avon Old Farms School in Avon, courtesy of Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino.

Bonino, who grew up in Farmington, played high school hockey at Avon Old Farms under legendary coach John Gardner.

He went on to play collegiately at Boston University, and has spent six years in the NHL. The talented center represented the U.S. in the world championships in 2015, and tallied 9 goals and 20 assists for the Penguins this past season.

Pittsburgh defeated the San Jose Sharks in six games to win the Stanley Cup title.

Bonino said in a note that he is bringing the Cup from Avon Old Farms over to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. He asked fans to donate “any amount you see fit,” at the event. All proceeds will go either to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, or another charity.

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