Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins visit White House for second year in a row

The 2017 Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins were honored at the White House for the second year in a row on Tuesday -- but this roster's trip was slightly different than the last. 

After rescinding an invitation for the NBA champion Golden State Warriors to visit the White House, President Donald Trump tweeted that the Penguins were still welcome for their ceremony. Team captain Sidney Crosby stated that the trip was "an opportunity" for himself and his teammates. 

The 30-year-old Crosby has made the celebratory trip to the White House after each of his three championships in a Penguins jersey. 

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Hockey Hall of Fame staff member Mike Bolt holds the Stanley Cup while a White House worker cuts a piece of felt for it to rest upon before President Donald Trump welcomes the NHL (National Hockey League) champion Pittsburgh Penguins with a reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Hockey Hall of Fame staff member Mike Bolt holds the Stanley Cup while a White House worker prepares a piece of felt for it to rest upon before President Donald Trump welcomes the NHL (National Hockey League) champion Pittsburgh Penguins with a reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
US President Donald Trump delivers a speech during an event at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2017, honouring the Pittsburgh Penguins 2017 Stanley Cup victory. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump delivers a speech during an event at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2017, honouring the Pittsburgh Penguins 2017 Stanley Cup victory. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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The team did not present President Trump with any sort of gift on Tuesday, though a jersey was given to President Barack Obama by both the 2009 and 2016 championship rosters. 

The customary team photo with the president and the Stanley Cup also seemed to be skipped this time around, but several photographers were still on hand to document the commemoration. 

President Trump acknowledged many of the Penguins' top stars during the event, including Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang. He also took several moments to offer his condolences to those affected by the wildfires in Northern California and recent hurricanes, as well as the victims of last week's mass shooting in Las Vegas. 

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U.S. President Barack Obama holds the Stanley Cup as he honors the 2009 Stanley Cup NHL hockey champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, September 10, 2009. Alongside Obama is captain Sidney Crosby (L) and team owner Mario Lemieux (R, behind Obama and cup). REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES POLITICS SPORT ICE HOCKEY)
U.S. President Barack Obama honors the 2009 Stanley Cup NHL champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, September 10, 2009. Alongside Obama are 2009 MVP Evgeni Malkin (Top L), Captain Sidney Crosby (Front L), coach Dan Bylsma (L, alongside Obama) and team owner Mario Lemiuex (between Obama and Bylsma). REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES POLITICS SPORT ICE HOCKEY)
U.S. President Barack Obama picks up the Stanley Cup as he honors the 2009 NHL champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, September 10, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES POLITICS SPORT ICE HOCKEY)
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) holds a jersey from the National Hockey League Pittsburgh Penguins, winners of the 2016 Stanley Cup, in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, October 6, 2016. Attending are (front L-R) NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby, Coach Mike Sullivan and owners Ron Burkle and Mario Lemieux. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) helps National Hockey League Pittsburgh Penguins' Captain Sidney Crosby with the Stanley Cup during a ceremony to honor the winners of the 2016 Stanley Cup, in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, October 6, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
On Thursday, Oct. 6, in the East Room of the White House, a closeup of President Barack Obama's miniature replica Stanley Cup. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: U.S. President Barack Obama hosts the National Hockey League champion Pittsburgh Penguins to celebrate their Stanley Cup victory in the East Room of the White House October 6, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks in six games in the 2016 NHL Finals, the fourth time the franchise has won the Stanley Cup. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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The Penguins became the fourth team to visit President Trump's White House, joining the New England Patriots, Chicago Cubs and college football's Clemson Tigers. 

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