September 11th, 2009
05:10 AM ET
14 years ago

Obama welcomes Penguins to the White House

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WASHINGTON (CNN) - It was anything but chilly when the Pittsburgh Penguins visited the White House Thursday to be honored by the nation's chief executive for winning the 2009 Stanley Cup .

The team's captain, twenty-one year old Sidney Crosby, is the youngest captain ever to conquer the coveted hockey prize.

President Obama congratulated the team jokingly pointing out that "Sidney must be pretty fast, cause there are some big hockey players and he's not one of them."

The Penguins brought the cup to the White House and Obama did not leave empty handed either. After posing for photos with the president, the team presented him with with a personalized "Obama 44" Pittsburgh Penguin jersey.

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