The San Jose Sharks acquired a new player this week: 18-year-old Sam Tageson.
No, Sam won’t be seeing any time on the ice. His addition to the team was actually for one day only. But that’s all he’s ever wanted!
See, Sam has been battling a congenital heart condition for his entire life. As a lifelong Sharks fan, he’s also always dreamed of playing for San Jose.
On Tuesday night, the team (along with the Make-A-Wish Foundation) made Sam’s dream come true with a one-day contract, a day of practicing with the team and a special recognition at that night’s game versus the Florida Panthers.
The honor made Sam burst into tears… as you're sure to do once you watch the video (below)!
It’s not often that a hockey story can warm our hearts, but this one sure did!
Congratz on making the team, Sam!
[Image via Comcast Sportsnet.]
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