Nazem Kadri Leads Historic First For The Stanley Cup

When Nazem Kadri and the Colorado Avalanche clinched the fourth and final victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning to win the franchise's first Stanley Cup in over 20 years, it signalled history for so many reasons. It was the first Cup victory for many on this team, including Conn Smythe winner Cale Makar and Nathan McKinnon among others, but it was also a historic moment for Kadri, who became the first Muslim player to ever win the Stanley Cup.

Today, when it was Kadri's turn with the Cup, he led another historic first, as he took the Cup to the London Muslim Mosque in his hometown, signalling the first time that the Stanley Cup has ever been taken into and celebrated in a mosque. This may not mean much to some, but for players like Kadri, it means the world, as he can now hold himself up as an inspiration for other young muslims all over Canada, the United States and the world as an example that you can do it too.

Kadri recently signed with the Calgary Flames in the hopes of winning yet another Stanley Cup, and if he can replicate his form of 2021, there's no reason why they can't be a top Cup contender out of the Western Conference. 

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