As anyone who's reading this knows, everybody's favorite Swedish Michigan Hockey alum Carl Hagelin won a second consecutive Stanley Cup with this year's Penguins (and scored the game 6 empty-netter to seal the deal). That was after missing a number of playoff games with a "lower body injury", as well as being considered a "healthy" scratch in games 1 and 2 of the finals. He was then added to the lineup for game 3 in place of the injured Nick Bonino and lasted the rest of the series.
What wasn't common knowledge until now was the nature of that LBI:
Hagelin: "I broke my fibula against Winnipeg on the road and it didn't really heal... I'm not getting surgery." pic.twitter.com/PnGTyxmUpq— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 15, 2017
That happened on March 8, a couple months before the playoffs even began, meaning Hagelin played through a pretty tough injury. I realize hockey players are often known for gutting out the playoffs with injuries like this, but since Carl's one of our guys, I think he deserves some recognition for overcoming this break and contributing to a second straight title. Congrats to yet another Wolverine with his name on the Cup!