Penguins’ Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel got some WWE championship straps to match their wrestling inspired HBK line nickname
The Penguins are getting some extra perks to go along with the Stanley Cup, courtesy of the WWE.
The pro wrestling company has sent champions in other sports replica’s of its heavyweight belt over the last few years, but the 2016 NHL champs are getting a little extra attention, thanks to the line of Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel, better known to fans as the “HBK” line in honor of their surname initials and wrestling legend Shawn “The Heartbreak Kid” Michaels.
Bonino confirmed to reporters that he and his linemates would all be getting their own championship strap courtesy of the sports entertainment giant.
The Stanley Cup is nice, but one only gets to keep it for one day. A custom WWE championship belt is a prize one can cherish forever.