Pittsburgh Penguins' Phil Kessel eats hot dogs out of Stanley Cup

By Alex Butler   |   Aug. 15, 2017 at 11:32 AM
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Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Two-time Stanley Cup winner Phil Kessel chose to spend his time with the trophy by filling it with hot dogs.

The Pittsburgh Penguins winger posted two photos Monday from a golf course. They both included the famed trophy filled up with the meaty treats.

"Hot dogs taste better out of The Cup! #twotime #statestreetbrats." Kessel wrote.

State Street Brats also posted a photo of the cup filled with dogs.

"State Street Brats, the official brat [and hot dog] of champions! @phil_kessel_81_ #statestreetbrats#stanleycup,' the company wrote.

Kessel, 29, joined the Penguins after a 2015 trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs. He had 10 goals and 12 points in the 2016 playoffs and eight goals and 15 assists last postseason.

His post Monday was in reference to an article from 2015 in the Toronto Sun, which stated that Kessel used to buy a hot dog from a street vender on a near-daily basis. SB Nation later debunked that claim.

The NHL retweeted the picture of Kessel with the trophy.

Last summer, Kessel's grandmother hilariously chugged champagne from the cup. But there had to be at least 10 delicious bunned treats used in Kessel's serving.

State Street Brats, the official brat (and hot dog) of champions! @phil_kessel_81_ #statestreetbrats #stanleycup

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Kessel was the 2007 Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy winner, given to NHL stars that show qualities of perseverance and sportsmanship.

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