Blues fans petition to get Laila Anderson's name on the Stanley Cup

After a day, the petition has over 2,000 signatures.

June 14, 2019 - 3:21 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Some St. Louis Blues fans are banning together to garner support for putting 11-year-old superfan Laila Anderson's name on the Stanley Cup.

John Mueller organized a petition on Thursday to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and the NHL, the St. Louis Blues, the City of St. Louis and Mayor Lyda Krewson as well as Gov. Mike Parson. As of 3:30 p.m. Friday, more than 2,000 signatures have been collected.

Mueller said in the petition description, "In special circumstances it is possible to petition the commissioner of the NHL (Gary Bettman) to have someone’s name added to the cup with the winning team. I believe Laila Anderson has earned a place on Lord Stanley’s Cup alongside the rest of the St. Louis Blues players."

Typically only the Blues players, coaches, management and staff would be allowed to have their names engraved on the Cup. In 1984 when the Edmonton Oilers won it, the team's owner had his father's name added to the Cup – but it was later scratched out with a series of X's. 

Friday afternoon, Anderson made her KMOX radio debut when she spoke with Mark Reardon about kissing the Stanley Cup on the ice after Game 7 and her feelings about the petition.

“I don’t think my name needs to be on that Cup, just seeing my boys’ names on it is just enough for me,” Anderson humbly told Reardon.

Sign the petition here.

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