When you lose something – like really lose (not just lost in your house) – eventually, you kind of lose hope of ever finding it.
But every so often, you hear those inspiring stories of people being reunited with a lost item years later. Thankfully for Sens defenceman Fredrik Claesson, it only took a few months!
After months of searching for Claesson’s first NHL goal puck after it got lost during shipping, a plea on social media ultimately sparked its safe return!
The Sens Director of Team Services, Jordan Silmser, had tracked its last known location to somewhere in France in late July. Silmser then decided to send out a plea on social media:
That post caught the attention of Peter Judd – a Sens fan who’s been involved in logistics management for 23 years.
The pair got to working the phones and after 11 days of social media attention, the package (a framed display containing a painting, photos, game sheets, Claesson’s goal-scoring stick and the puck) was found! It’s now on display in Claesson’s home in Sweden.
I had a chance to chat with Peter this morning – here’s part our conversation:
UPDATE: Peter sent me a great note and link to a video this morning –
Hi Heather. Just wanted to fill you in on the generous reward given to me by Freddy and the Sens at the game on Saturday. What a great surprise!