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Toews gave kid autographed stick after collision

Posted on: September 15, 2011 5:56 pm
Edited on: September 15, 2011 10:27 pm
 


By: Adam Gretz

Earlier this week we passed along a video from a hockey camp run by Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews that included the 2010 Conn Smythe winner accidentally colliding with one of the camp-goers (video above).

The kid dropped to the ice and remained down -- while making an obvious groaning sound -- until the CTV camera cut away. But not before the reporter informed us -- jokingly ... I think -- that Toews, all 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds of him, would be OK for the start of training camp following the hit.

We were still left wondering what happened to the kid, who is obviously a fraction of the size Toews is and was clearly the one that took the worst of the collision. Was he injured? Did he return to the practice? Did Toews do anything for him? As it turns out, yes, yes he did.

A camp spokesperson tells us that after taking a brief break during the session, the kid was eventually able to return for the remainder of the practice and that Toews, feeling bad about delivering the accidental open-ice hit, gave the young man an autographed hockey stick when the session was completed.

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Comments

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: September 15, 2011 8:47 pm
 

Toews gave kid autographed stick after collision

nice one bob!  too many players in the NHL need to learn that as well.



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: September 15, 2011 8:15 pm
 

Toews gave kid autographed stick after collision

awesome...lol!



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: September 15, 2011 7:44 pm
 

Toews gave kid autographed stick after collision

Above the autograph read "don't chirp so much and keep your damn head up".




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