What a moment.
Goaltender Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens didn’t win any awards at the 2019 NHL Awards, but he found a way to steal the show Tuesday evening.
11-year-old Anderson Whitehead lost his mother to cancer in November. Before Laura McKay passed away, she promised to do anything she could to help her son Anderson meet his idol — goaltender Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens.
Following her death, Whitehead’s aunt decided to arrange for Anderson to meet Price at a Habs practice in February. Price went out of his way to meet Anderson at the practice and gave him a signed goalie stick. An emotional Anderson was brought to tears as he finally met his idol.
Carey Price showing he is one of the classiest athletes in all of sports. The young man (Anderson) idolizes Price and his mother, before dying of cancer, promised she would try to help them meet. It finally happened. Both feel the emotion as Anderson’s dream finally comes true. pic.twitter.com/19EjIH2NNe
— Goalie Gear Nerd (@GoalieGearNerd) February 28, 2019
The moment between Price and Anderson was voted the NHL awards’ feel-good moment of the 2018-19 season. Anderson went on stage at the 2019 NHL Awards in Las Vegas to get recognized for the award. Anderson began to receive a message from Price on the big screen before the Montreal goaltender actually came out behind the curtain to surprise him and offer him a trip to the 2020 All-Star game .
You can watch the full video below:
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) June 20, 2019
Just another reminder that hockey players truly are the best.