Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price didn’t come onstage to accept an award at the 2019 NHL awards, but he deserves all the accolades for what he did.
In February, Price met a young fan named Anderson Whitehead who was waiting in the stands after practice. Anderson had recently lost his mother to cancer, and Price embraced him and gave him signed equipment. The video quickly went viral.
Anderson came out onstage at the awards, and Price was onscreen in what appeared to be a prerecorded message. A moment later Price waved away the camera and came out onstage for a touching, tearful reunion.