Just a day after Senators winger Bobby Ryan scored a goal and earned a family a new puppy, the Blue Jackets’ Cam Atkinson obliged when another kid asked that he do the same thing.
A young fan was seen holding up a sign during the Columbus game against Montreal, which requested Atkinson score so that she might get a puppy from her father.
Atkinson didn’t just score once. He scored three times.
BlueJackets.com caught up with the girl and her family. Her name is Maddie Wright, she’s nine years old and she actually already has a dog—a three-year-old black lab/Australian shepherd mix named Wrigley. But Maddie and her brother Josh wanted another dog, so the family is going to adopt one from a local shelter.
- Kenny Ducey