Kampfer to bring Stanley Cup to Ann Arbor Thursday

Steve Kampfer, a former Michigan defenseman and member of the 2011 Boston Bruins, will be sharing his day with the Stanley Cup with the Ann Arbor community on Thursday as the trophy will be on display from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Michigan locker room at Yost Ice Arena.

“I’m excited to bring the Cup back to the place that has made me the player I am today,” said Kampfer in a statement. “Coming back to the place I wanted to play at since I was the age of four is a dream come true. I couldn’t be more excited to share it with the great fans of Michigan as well. Without them, we wouldn’t have the best rink to play college hockey in. I want fans to be able to see the Stanley Cup and enjoy the day with my family and friends.”

Kampfer, who was a Wolverine from 2006-2010, will be signing complimentary autographs. Pictures with Kampfer and the Stanley Cup are $10, with all proceeds being split between C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and the Michigan hockey program.

Kampfer became the 17th Wolverine alumnus to win the Stanley Cup when the Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks in game seven of the Stanley Cup final this past June 16. A rookie for the Bruins in 2010-2011, Kampfer played 38 regular-season games, scoring five goals and five assists, earning a +9 plus/minus rating and accruing 12 penalty minutes. He did not make an appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs.