The Canadian professional ice hockey player of Lebanese descent, Nazem Kadri, became the first Lebanese to win the Stanley Cup after the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup finals.
The Stanley Cup is an annual prestigious championship trophy awarded to the National Hockey League playoff champion.
During the 2021-2022 Stanley Cup play-offs, Kadri scored 7 goals and recorded 8 assists.
For the 31-years-old winner, a native of Kfar Danis in Bekaa, such a prestigious honor is the result of years of work and dedication.
Back in 2009, the forward was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leaf seventh overall in the entry draft and has played the first nine years of his career in Toronto before playing for the Colorado Avalanche in 2021.
The Lebanese-Canadian forward, who has reportedly faced racism and Islamaphobic attacks on social media throughout the 2022 playoff run, has also brought the Stanley Cup to London Muslim Mosque, Canada, to celebrate winning one of hockey’s highest trophies with his community.