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Penguins say they'll visit White House

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(TSX / STATS) -- The Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins will visit with President Donald Trump at the White House sometime this year, the team announced Sunday.

"The Pittsburgh Penguins respect the institution of the Office of the President, and the long tradition of championship teams visiting the White House," the statement read. "We attended White House ceremonies after previous championships -- touring the historic building and visiting briefly with Presidents George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama -- and have accepted an invitation to attend again this year.

"Any agreement or disagreement with a president's politics, policies or agenda can be expressed in other ways. However, we very much respect the rights of other individuals and groups to express themselves as they see fit."

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