Top hockey news for Monday October 9 from the weekend that was features stories on the first Australian born player in the NHL, the Traveling Jagrs meeting their hero, Eddie Olczyk and his battle with cancer, a survival story like no other, a dream to play college hockey, Phil Kessel’s amazing life story, and national anthem protests come to the NHL.
Nathan Walker of the Washington Capitals became the first Australian born player in the NHL. Walker would score in his debut with the Capitals. In attendance was Joe Hockey, Australian Ambassador to the United States. Yes his last name is Hockey. You cannot make this up.
Jaromir Jagr showed up to surprise his fan club the ‘Traveling Jagrs’ during the first intermission between the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets.
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 8, 2017
On Saturday night during the first intermission of the Blackhawks and Blue Jackets game, Eddie Olczyk reunited with his long time broadcast partner Pat Foley to give an update on his health and his battle with cancer.
Anthony Robone’s actions saved the life of his brother and assistant coach for the UNLV Men’s Hockey Team Nick Robone.
Japanese teenage Yuji Sawabe dream of playing college hockey takes him far from home
Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports sits down with Phil Kessel to about his amazing journey of cancer survivor to Stanley Cup Champion.
Lightning forward J.T. Brown raises a fist during the national anthem prior to the game Saturday night against the Florida Panthers.
Happy Thanksgiving to those followers north of the border in Canada.
Everyone please enjoy their day, if you have one, by watching a full day of hockey.