TAMPA, Fla. – One Tampa Bay Lightning fan is taking his love for the group to an excessive stage.
Alexei Chelukanov is 41 and lives simply exterior Moscow. Chelukanov is having the faces of your entire 2020 Stanley Cup group tattoed on his arm.
“Stanley Cup has names of champions engraved on it so I really feel like a Stanley Cup myself with the faces on it,” Chelukanov stated.
The tattoo is just a few third of the way in which finished. There are extra faces, particulars, and a complete Stanley Cup trophy so as to add.
Chelukanov says his love for the group began through the playoff run in ’96 and was cemented two years later.
“It was the 1998 draft once they chosen Vinny [Lecavalier],” he stated.
Chelukanov can be the founding father of the Russian Tampa Bay Lightning Fan membership. He says there are at the least a dozen or extra truly-dedicated Bolts followers in Russia and 1000’s of different supporters.
By the way in which, this isn’t his first Lightning tattoo.
“[Tattoos] ought to imply one thing private, so the group means very a lot to me, really,” he stated.
As for the remainder of Tampa Bay’s blossoming groups, “It could be nice if all Tampa Bay groups will win the champions,” he stated.