Rob Scuderi, whose shot-blocking ability was a big reason why the Pittsburgh Penguins lifted the Stanley Cup in June, declined to make the traditional championship trip to the White House last week.
A political statement? No. Thursday was the second birthday of Scuderi’s daughter, Kate, and the family spent the day at Disneyland.
“Disneyland did take precedent over the president, probably for the first time in history,” Scuderi joked.
Kate Scuderi didn’t cry at the sight of Mickey Mouse. The proud father reported that she went right up to Mickey and gave him a hug. Rob didn’t wince either.
“I’ve seen some rats that size in New York City,” Scuderi joked.
Scuderi, wearing No. 7, has been paired with Jack Johnson so far in training camp.