The Florida Panthers might be this year's Stanley Cup champions, but all of Winnipeg is abuzz this morning because of Paul Maurice's post-game interview.

The former Winnipeg Jets bench boss led the Panthers to winning hockey's most coveted trophy in seven games, and in his third Stanley Cup Finals appearance as a head coach. Maurice has been a coach for 36 seasons, the most seasons coached for a first-time champion.

Sportsnet's Kyle Bukauskas interviewed Maurice on the ice right after the Panthers downed the Oilers 2-1. Bukauskas asked Maurice about his initial plan to retire and spend time fishing after he left the Jets halfway through the 2021-22 season.

"I wonder if there is a better catch than Lord Stanley?" Bukauskas asks Maurice in closing their interview.

"Well, I'm just lucky," Maurice said, and then after the briefest of pauses, he added "If I could have one more thing, it's for the Winnipeg Jets to win the Stanley Cup." 

Maurice said the win was dedicated to his family. 

"It's for my mom and dad, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, for my brothers Mike and Shane in Sault Ste. Marie and Waterloo," Maurice said.

He joked that the victory was for "all of the people that suffered through 30 years of me losing and making excuses, Mom and Dad especially." He then took a moment to speak directly to his father, saying, "Hey Dad, your name is going up with your heroes. Beliveau, Richard, Howe, Lindsay, Maurice."

Maurice has coached 1,985 games in his career, with 939 wins. He also owns the Jets' franchise record for games coached at 600 and wins at 315.