Stanley Cup baptism for son of Penguins ace Archibald

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Los Angeles (AFP)

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Josh Archibald has added another page to Stanley Cup folklore by opting to have his infant son baptised in the ice hockey trophy.

Archibald and his wife had their three-week old son Brecken dunked in the famous cup during a ceremony in Brainerd, Minnesota on Wednesday.

Photos of the ceremony were posted across social media.

A recent tradition adopted by champion NHL teams has been to allow players from the winning side to spend a day with the Stanley Cup.

This has led to players putting the trophy to use in ever more bizarre ways, from using it to feed dogs from or as an ice box at parties.

NHL legend Mark Messier infamously took the cup to a strip club on separate occasions during his championship-winning stints with the Edmonton Oilers and New York Rangers.