BOSTON -- Add Robert Bortuzzo to the growing list of Thunder Bay NHLers who have their names etched on the Stanley Cup.
Bortuzzo and the St. Louis Blues stunned the host Boston Bruins 4-1 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final, winning the franchise's first championship in its 52-year history.
Bortuzzo was a healthy scratch for the Cup-clincher, but played a pivotal role in their improbable run, scoring a pair of goals in 17 appearances, including one in the final.
The ex-Thunder Bay North Star, who turned 30 in March, became the first former SIJHL player to hoist the coveted trophy.
Bortuzzo captured the city's eighth Stanley Cup since 2006, joining Eric Staal (2006), Jordan Staal (2009), Patrick Sharp (2010, 2013, 2015), and Matt Murray (2016, 2017) in the winner's circle.