Blackhawks players team up to surprise a young fan

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A lot was made of Corey Crawford not being selected to the NHL All-Star Game. For as deserving of the honor as the Blackhawks’ goalie was, he found a pretty good way to use his extra time during the break.

As a part of the Blackhawks’ “What’s Your Goal” campaign, Crawford made a visit to one young fan named Ben and his babysitter. Ben was born with a rare condition making it difficult to move his limbs, but that’s never stopped him from being a huge Blackhawks fan.

Crawford and a couple of his Blackhawks teammates visited Ben, played a little hockey, enjoyed lunch and even read a book together.

Andrew Shaw may have stolen the show, just a bit, by asking Ben’s friend to meet him at center ice and then looking for extra mac and cheese.

Since their resurgence, the Blackhawks have done an especially good job of showing their players’ interactions with fans of all ages. But a visit like this is flat-out heart warming. This ranks right up there with Duncan Kieth holding a young fan as they skate around the rink.

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