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Obama welcomes Bruins to White House

Members of the Bruins were honored by President Obama today at the White House.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Members of the Bruins were honored by President Obama today at the White House.

The Bruins visited the White House today and were greeted by President Barack Obama, who made some brief remarks about the players and was given a black-and-gold hockey jersey with No. 11 on the back.

It’s a tradition for teams that win major championships to be greeted by the president. The Major League Baseball champion St. Louis Cardinals made their visit last week.

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“I am happy to welcome the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins to the White House,” Obama said. “I’m sure they are wicked happy to be here.”

Obama noted the recent championships won by the Bruins, Patriots, Red Sox, and Celtics. Obama is a Chicago fan.

“Enough already, Boston,” said Obama.

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