On “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the current keeper of the Stanley Cup — Hockey Hall of Fame curator Phil Pritchard — showed up with the Cup and L.A. Kings players Alec Martinez and Justin Williams. After finding out that the Cup has been mountain climbing, canoeing, and even on a Sea-Doo, Kimmel decided to see what they could and couldn’t do with it.
One of the perks of being the Stanley Cup Champions is that each player gets to spend a day with the Cup itself. That doesn’t mean they get to do whatever they want with it, though — the “keeper of the cup” is always standing by to make sure the Cup is taken care of and remains in tact.
It’s probably a good thing Kimmel wasn’t on the team, as the majority of his ideas were shut down immediately. He couldn’t wash a dog in it, nor could he play it like a bongo, steam vegetables or stick it on his car like a hood ornament. But when he asked if they could make a margarita in it, he got a green light from Pritchard.
Guillermo was prepared, wheeling out a cart with drink fixings. Kimmel provided his own bottle of tequila, which he emptied into the Stanley Cup as Guillermo and the guys prepared the other ingredients.
Then, with giant novelty straws, they got to enjoy a very strong, very salty margarita out of the Stanley Cup. That’s probably only the first of many crazy adventures the Cup will have as the year progresses and it makes its way through the Kings lineup.