If you missed it...youtube it. It was awesome.
Congratulations to the San Jose Sharks, who penned life-long fan Sam Tageson to a one day contract. Tageson, an 18 year old lifelong Sharks fan with a congenital heart condition, was the first non-player in franchise history to ever sign a player contract with the club. He skated through practice with the club on Tuesday, and skated out of the shark head and onto the ice before Tuesday's game against the Florida Panthers. He was on the blue line for the National Anthem, and was shown on the jumbo-tron. He received a standing ovation, players banged their sticks against the boards and on the ice, and in tears, Tageson was escorted back to the Sharks locker room.
This special day was made possible through the Shark Foundation, and through the Make-a-Wish foundation.
After seeing this, I would hope that this would catch on the way that outdoor hockey has in the NHL. It was truly moving.
And for the record, the storybook ending was made possible by none other than Bobby-Lou. Roberto Luongo turned away 52 Panther shots to seal a 3-2 regulation victory.