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Mitchell shares glory with family

Veteran defenseman wins his first Cup, and the wait seems well worth it now

Updated: June 12, 2012, 3:09 AM ET
By Dan Arritt | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell couldn't stand in place for long. He skated around the crowded ice at Staples Center, his bloodshot eyes scanning the crowd, looking for the only thing that meant more to him than the Stanley Cup he had just raised above his head.

He was searching for his family.

"They're the ones who supported me through all this," he said Monday night following L.A's series-clinching 6-1 victory against the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of ...

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