2017-05-27 / Front Page

Biddeford to be represented in Stanley Cup finals

By ED PIERCE
Executive Editor

PITTSBURGH -- While the attention of hockey fans will be riveted to the upcoming National Hockey League's Stanley Cup Finals between the defending champion Pittsburh Penguins and the first-time challenger Nashville Predators, many in Biddeford will be cheering for a player they know personally.

Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin hails from Biddeford and is making his second straight appearance in the NHL's biggest showcase.

The Penguins and Dumoulin won the Eastern Conference Thursday with a 3-2 double overtime victory over the Senators in game seven.

The series will begin Monday night in Pittsburgh with game two to follow Wednesday.

The first ever Stanley Cup Final games contested in Nashville will be games three and four on June 3 and June 5.

If necessary, game five will be June 8 in Pittsburgh, game six will be in Nashville June 11 and game seven will be back in Pittsburgh June 14. 

Dumoulin, 25, appeared in 70 games for Pittsburgh this season, scoring 15 points on a goal and 14 assists.

In a total of 163 games since making his debut for Pittsburgh during the 2013-2014 season, Dumoulin has 2 goals and 31 assists and is avergaing 19.27 minutes of ice time during his NHL career.

He played hockey for Biddeford High School and then attended Boston College, where he helped the Eagles capture the NCAA's Division I Championship.

The Carolina Hurricanes drafted Dumoulin and then traded him to the Penguins in 2012.

Last season, Dumoulin became the first Maine-born NHL player to hoist the Stanley Cup when he played for the Stanley Cup champion Penguins. 

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