Oh my gosh.
I know that there’s a backstory that adds to the power of this moment (Anderson’s play for the Sens, Nicholle’s cancer diagnosis…), but man oh man, it gives me the feels to the Nth degree.
And there’s this!
Anderson is one of three finalists named for the award given “to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.”
The winner will be announced on Wednesday, June 21, at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.