Mathieu Joseph obviously did not assist his teammate Alex Killorn

Published August 15, 2021 at 6:03 PM

The Stanley Cup is currently in the province and recently, Alex Killorn had thrown an arrow at the Canadiens when he posed with the Trophy in front of the Bell Centre.

Today it was the turn of Mathieu Joseph from Quebec to take advantage of this opportunity. For the occasion, the Laval native decided to bring the Cup to Montréal-Nord to present it to the youth of the community.

"It's nice to have the Stanley Cup with me, but the goal of my day today is to have a positive impact on the youth. That's even more important."

The Quebecer has a very specific idea in mind of what he wants to do with the trophy.

"I'm really excited! I can't wait to eat poutine in the Stanley Cup," said Joseph.

After winning the top honors last year, Joseph followed up with a good season with 19 points in 56 games. He then faced his childhood team in the final to win his second Stanley Cup at the age of 24.

"It's even more special. I'm a Montreal guy. My dream was to play for the Canadiens when I was young and to play them in the final, it's only going to happen once. To be able to do it here in front of my family and friends, it was a beautiful moment," he explained.

It was at the Fleury Arena in Montréal-Nord that many young hockey players were eagerly awaiting the Stanley Cup winner. Mathieu Joseph's mission was simple: to inspire as many young people as possible.

"I didn't have anything prepared, but I think I spoke from the heart. I was inspired by athletes growing up too. If I can do that with young people here, who have had a tough time with Covid."

Joseph was actually extremely grateful for all the people who have helped and inspired him throughout his career.

"Black athletes, I could name you 1,000. I've been inspired by so many, but also supported by so many. It's hard to put into words," explained the former Sea Dogs player.

It was a successful day for Mathieu Joseph with the Trophy. The message conveyed by the young man is certainly very inspiring for the youth of his community. He will certainly be a little more in the heart of Montreal fans than Alex Killorn!
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