VIDEO: Sharks make young fan's wish come true with emotional scene
Sam Tageson has had a heart complication since birth but on Tuesday the 18-year-old got to live out his dream to play with the Sharks. It was a powerfully emotional scene in San Jose.
You might want to get some tissues handy, these videos might let loose the water works.
The San Jose Sharks did something on Tuesday night they have never done before (and we don't mean the franchise-record 29 shots on goal in the third period against Florida). They let a non-active player skate through the Shark's head and onto the ice before the game. It made for one of the most amazing moments you'll see in hockey this season.
Sam Tageson has had a heart complication since he was a baby but through it all, he rooted on the Sharks. So it was his wish to be part of the Sharks and on Tuesday the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Sharks Foundation did what they do best; make it the most unforgettable day of Tageson's life.
When Tageson was introduced to the crowd at the Tank, he was overcome with emotion as you can see above. Put simply, it was beautiful, an amazing moment for everybody involved.
It came after Tageson skated onto the ice through the famed shark head and took in the national anthem on the ice between the San Jose starters. It came after an entire day spent with the Sharks when Tageson practiced with the team and took some shootout attempts on Alex Stalock.
Tageson even signed a one-day contract and so went through the customary ordeal of meeting the media. You can see that all as well as comments from the Sharks in this.
Here are some other photos of Tageson's day with the Sharks. Simply awesome. Well done Sharks and Make-a-Wish. The only thing that could have made it better was a Sharks win.
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