Kings take Cup to Tao in Vegas

Several of the Kings were in Las Vegas on Thursday night with the Stanley Cup. Brenton Ho/Powers Imagery

The summer of Stanley has already begun as the Kings took their prized possession on the road -- outside the state at least -- for the first time since winning the NHL championship on Monday night.

Las Vegas was the destination as many Kings spent Thursday evening at Tao Nightclub, sharing the glory of the victory -- and the Stanley Cup -- with club-goers and fans.

Among the players in attendance were Trevor Lewis, Jeff Carter, Jarret Stoll, Brad Richardson, Drew Doughty, Mike Richards, Alec Martinez, Kyle Clifford, Willie Mitchell and Jordan Nolan.

The players took turns drinking champagne out of the Cup as those in crowd snapped photos.

Here are a few more photos from the evening's celebration: