St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz became just the third Colorado College player in history to hoist the Stanley Cup thanks to the Blues' 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 7 Wednesday night.
Schwartz had two assists for the visiting Blues as they ended a 52-year wait to win the NHL's biggest prize.
Cool moment from last night: DU’s Tyler Bozak passes the Stanley Cup to CC’s Jaden Schwartz. Both players are Saskatchewan natives. pic.twitter.com/NKKwwA32b9— CC Hockey Nation (@CCHockeyNews) June 13, 2019
Schwartz joins Bill Hay and Doug Lidster as the only former Colorado College players to win the Stanley Cup. Current Tigers head coach Mike Haviland and former coach Bob Johnson have also lifted the Cup.
Schwartz, who played at Colorado College for two seasons, received a congratulatory tweet from his former team following the win:
As a freshman, Schwartz helped the Tigers reach the NCAA tournament in 2011 with his team-leading 47 points on 17 goals and 30 assists. Shortly thereafter, Schwartz's sister Mandi died from acute myeloid leukemia, which she had been battling since her diagnosis in 2008. Mandi played for the Yale Bulldogs women's ice hockey team. In a postgame interview Wednesday, Schwartz said it had been a dream of Mandi's to see her family win the Stanley Cup.
Jaden Schwartz talks to Scott Oake about his sister Mandi ... pic.twitter.com/Ro4O953g9f— Cristiano Simonetta (@CMS_74_) June 13, 2019
After a 41-point sophomore season, Schwartz signed an entry level contract with the Blues in March 2012. Fast forward to Wednesday, and Schwartz is a Stanley Cup champion — and the communities he has been a part throughout his hockey career, including Colorado College, are showing their support.
Live from Melfort, SK. Home of Jaden Schwartz @NHL @StLouisBlues @TSN_Sports @Sportsnet @JayAndDan @spittinchiclets @hockeynight @sask_hockey @theSJHL #StanleyCupFinals @CoachsCornerDC @RonMacLeanHTH pic.twitter.com/MGzZrOMOTH— Cameron Milne (@Cmilne15) June 13, 2019
Congratulations to #StormAlum Jaden Schwartz and the St. Louis Blues for becoming the 2019 Stanley Cup Champions! With this win, Schwartz becomes the first Storm alumni to win the Stanley Cup!#stlblues #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/P6wcWX8zBx— Tri-City Storm (@TriCityStorm) June 13, 2019
Congratulations to CC alum Jaden Schwartz on becoming a Stanley Cup Champion!! The Wilcox, Saskatchewan native is the first Tiger to hoist the cup since Doug Lidster with Dallas in 1999. CC coach Mike Haviland won the cup with Chicago in 2010. pic.twitter.com/jdbN25orQU— CC Hockey Nation (@CCHockeyNews) June 13, 2019
Colorado Ties In Stanley Cup Win:Three former Colorado college hockey players will have their named engraved on the Stanley Cup as the @StLouisBlues won the title last night.@DU_Hockey: Chris Butler (2005-2008) & Tyler Bozak (2007-2009)@CC_Hockey1: Jaden Schwartz (2010-2012) pic.twitter.com/kne0eZ3d5i— Colorado Sports Updates (@COSportsUpdates) June 13, 2019