Nicolas Aube-Kubel gets hilarious tattoo to remember Stanley Cup win
The summer of Nicolas Aube-Kubel continues.
Aube-Kubel was a member of the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche, emerging as a reliable bottom-six forward with 11 goals and 11 assists in 67 games last season. But the 26-year-old really made his mark — quite literally — during the celebrations after the Avalanche's Game 6 win when he dropped the Cup, making a noticeable dent in the bottom of it.
Nicolas Aube-Kubel already on the batts. 🍻 pic.twitter.com/btBSXV76UQ
— Chris Meaney (@chrismeaney) June 27, 2022
The epic fall, as well as the hilarious reaction from his teammates, makes the clip an all-time classic.
As many athletes like to do, Aube-Kubel got a tattoo to commemorate the championship, inking the Stanley Cup on his thigh, with an avalanche wrapped around it. The unique part of the work, though, is the inclusion of the famous dent at the base of the trophy as an ode to his memorable gaffe.
Nicolas Aube-Kubel got a tattoo of the Stanley Cup and made sure to include the dent. 😂
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— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) August 31, 2022
With a fancy new ring and some fresh ink, Aube-Kubel will be taking his talents and championship pedigree to Toronto this fall, signing a one-year, $1-million contract with the Maple Leafs as a free agent this offseason.
Perhaps the most famous post-Stanley Cup tattoos came during the Washington Capitals' championship celebrations in 2018, where a group of players visited a local tattoo parlour and got inked to immortalize their run.
Braden Holtby, Jakub Vrana and Devante Smith-Pelly each got the Cup sketched on their arms, but the true stars of the show were forwards T.J. Oshie and Brett Connolly, who each got tattoos of Super Mario characters, inspired by the team's Mario Kart tournaments in hotel rooms as they advanced through the playoffs.
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