TORONTO - Philippe Dupuis was teased about whether he and his ‘brother’ Pascal will be getting together while the Penguins are in Toronto.
“Don’t think so,” the Leafs winger replied with a grin.
Unlike the reunion of Luke Schenn and Brayden Schenn earlier in the week in Philly, the Dupuis boys aren’t related, despite outward appearances.
“We’re both forwards from Laval (Que.), and we have dark hair,” agreed Philippe. “I also wore No. 9 for awhile (Pascal’s number) and that added to the confusion. But I’m always having to explain he’s not my brother.”
Both were born in April, but there is a six-year age difference and Pascal is the far more accomplished with almost 700 games and a Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 2009. Philippe only made the NHL full-time last season in Colorado.
“I met Pascal once when I was about 13 and had a cousin on his junior team,” Philippe said. “I can’t believe he’d remember me. But now that we’re both playing in the East, there might be more mix-ups.”