Lewis, a former Brighton High graduate who still lives in Utah during the off-season, helped the L.A. Kings win its second NHL title in the last three years, and wanted to spend his one day with the Stanley Cup with his friends, family and fans at the state capitol.
"All my family and friends are here," said Lewis. "So there is no better place to bring it back to. I've seen all the support I had last time, and seeing it again is great."
Lewis is the only native Utahn to win the cup, and now he's fulfilled a life-long dream twice.
"Me and my buddies used to play in the driveway," Lewis said. "And we'd always act like it was Game 7 of the Stanley Cup and we'd want to lift the Cup. So, it's definitely a dream come true."
Lewis developed a new appreciation what it takes to win the cup. The Kings had to win three Game 7's in the NHL playoffs, and Lewis was a big part of the team's success, scoring 4 postseason goals.
"I think you kind of respect it a little more," Lewis said. "The first time, you're kind of excited and the second time you know how hard it was to do. So, it's pretty cool."
By bringing the Stanley Cup back to his home state, Lewis hopes he inspires other local kids like the state champion Viewmont High hockey team.
"I hope so," Lewis said. "That's what I'm hoping for. I'm hoping we can get a few more kids to be in the NHL and hopefully lift it one day themselves."
"Like Trevor said, it's something everyone dreams of that plays hockey," said Viewmont captain Riggs Zeidler. "So, to be that close to it is an amazing experience."
So what's next for Lewis?
"I'll try to win it a third time," he said.
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