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The Bruins also trotted out the Stanley Cup _ newly engraved with the names of last season’s roster on it _ for a news conference with state officials and fans. On Tuesday night 505 members of the organization received their championship rings in a ceremony at a downtown Boston hotel.

There are more than 300 diamonds in the ring, which features diamond set images of the Bruins‘ logo and the Stanley Cup. The logo and Cup are surrounded by six diamonds representing the six Stanley Cup championships the organization has won; the words “Stanley Cup” and “Champions” surround the crest.

The players’ name and sweater number are featured on one of the shoulders of the ring, while the years the Bruins won the Cup and another depiction of the Cup reside on the other shoulder.

“It’s something very special and to have something like that,” center Patrice Bergeron said. “First of all, it’s a dream come true to win a Stanley Cup. But to actually have a ring, it’s amazing.”

All of last year’s players who are still with the team, plus Michael Ryder, Mark Recchi and Shane Hnidy attended the event.

“It came out better than I thought it could be,” forward Brad Marchand said.