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Amanda Kessel’s pretty great 2016 somehow got even better, as she got the chance to sip from the Stanley Cup.

By SI.com Staff
July 17, 2016

It’s been a pretty good year for Amanda Kessel. 

The star forward finished her collegiate hockey career by leading Minnesota to an NCAA title and then made waves by signing a contract with the NWHL’s New York Riveters, becoming the league’s highest paid player in the process.

Oh, and since brother Phil won the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins and brought it home to Wisconsin, she got to check off one more thing from her hockey bucket list: taking a sip from hockey’s silver chalice.

 

 

Lord Stanley.

A photo posted by @amandakessel8 on

 

• Amanda Kessel joins NWHL’s Riveters with eye on Olympics

How does her 2016 get better from here? That remains to be seen, but the puck doesn’t drop on the Riveters’ season until later this year, so there’s somehow still time for improvement.

(H/T to theScore)

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