The St. Louis Blues gave superfan Laila Anderson one of the most important jobs of the 2020 NHL All-Star Game.
At the end of pregame introductions, Laila took the mic and introduced the four St. Louis Blues All-Stars Ryan O’Reilly, Jordan Binnington, David Perron, and Alex Pietrangelo to the capacity crowd at Enterprise Center.
Laila got supportive hugs from all the Blues players as the crowd roared.
During Media Day, Laila also served as Upper Deck’s Kid Correspondent. She asked NHL All-Stars hard-hitting questions and delivered even smiles. She got a hockey card after the event concluded.
Laila became an inspirational figure during the Blues’ 2020 Stanley Cup run. Laila suffers from a rare immune disease called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), but still managed to attend games, including Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Final in Boston. Laila celebrated with the Blues after they won on the ice and was honored at the team’s championship parade and on their Stanley Cup rings. The team even gave her a ring of her own too.
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