Carolina Hurricanes left winger Bryan Bickell retired on Sunday, but not before he scored the first goal in a shootout against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Bickell decided to hang up his skates after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) April 10, 2017
Canes’ Bryan Bickell on his shootout goal: “I think the hockey gods stepped up and gave me the opportunity.”
— Chip Alexander (@ice_chip) April 10, 2017
There was a bit of a warning before Bickell stepped up to the shootout. His coach, Bill Peters, had planned to toss him in if the situation came up.
— Michael Smith (@MSmithCanes) April 10, 2017
Earlier in the week, Bickell had plans to walk in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Walk MS, but he didn’t have to do it alone. His teammates surprised him in “Bickell Brave” t-shirts, and warning…the video will probably make you cry.
— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) April 8, 2017
We wish Bryan all the best in his retirement. It was an honor to watch him play.
— Bryan Bickell (@bbicks29) April 9, 2017
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