The Los Angeles Kings’ 2012 Stanley Cup championship had many enormous contributions.
Like those of Taylor Stevens, for example.
The adult video actress rose to fame for simply sitting behind the New Jersey Devils’ bench during the Stanley Cup Final, as Coach Pete DeBoer valiantly attempted to ignore Stevens’ assets while doing interviews during timeouts. She would return for Game 6, where the Kings would capture the Cup; alas, not even she could cheer up DeBoer that night.
Stevens turned her sudden hockey fame – she’s a Toronto native a lifelong puckhead – into a charitable effort, raising $1,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and The Obesity Society by selling the shirt she wore in Game 4. Stevens battled non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and has gone through radiation therapy.
Fast forward nearly a year, and Stevens was back for another key game for the LA Kings: Sitting behind the San Jose Sharks bench for Game 7 on Tuesday night, as Coach Todd McLellan did his best to keep his eyes on his line changes.
She even made the rounds before the game, meeting some Kings fans for photo ops. From her Instagram:
Her caption for this one: “Someone just proposed to me with their Stanley Cup ring.”
No word if it was Richards or Carter.