Best Celebrity Moments With The Stanley Cup

When a team wins the Stanley Cup, each of the players get a day with the trophy. Occasionally, the champions hand the Cup off to a celebrity, so non-athletes get to experience its history and prestige. But sometimes the celebs are too busy fooling around to appreciate its significance.

Check out who had the most fun with the trophy, and don’t miss Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals in a win-or-go-home, Stanley Cup Conference Semifinals Game 7 showdown against the New York Rangers tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network. Click here for channel listings in your area. And did you know the Cup has its own Facebook page?

1. President Obama

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President Obama congratulated the Boston Bruins on their 2011 victory over the Vancouver Canucks earlier this year. He looks like he’s being very careful with it, but he’s probably pretty happy he didn’thave to say “Canucks” out loud.

2. Lindsay Lohan

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Shortly before this photo was taken, People Magazine called the Stanley Cup the “Lindsay Lohan” of trophies. Here she is, showing how the two trophies are nothing alike.

3. Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber held the Cup in June of 2010, just before he was to give a concert at the Today show. Is he confused or excited? We can never really tell if we don’t hear how he says “baby.”

4. President George W. Bush

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In 2002, President George W. Bush met with the Detroit Red Wings and just looked at the Cup.

5. Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Arnold Schwarzenegger congratulated the Anaheim Ducks in 2007 by literally playing a game of “keep away” with them.

6. Russell Crowe

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When The Stanley Cup showed up to hear Russell Crowe perform with his band (called The Ordinary Fear of God) in 2006, Crowe was pleased to learn his musical talents were finally getting recognition.

7. Ryan Seacrest

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Ryan Seacrest couldn’t figure out which of his accomplishments the Stanley Cup was trying to honor him for.

8. Mark Wahlberg And Susan Sarandon

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Susan Sarandon and her family hung out with the Stanley Cup in 2006, and reportedly had dinner with him. Mark Wahlberg also joined them, and they both look impressed The Cup decided to treat them.

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