Calen Addison paid tribute to his grandfather by naming his first NHL goal in his honor seven years after his passing.
When he was little, he had a very special relationship with his grandfather. It is therefore only natural that he had a unique tribute to pay him when he died after his death.
Calen Addison scored his first National Hockey League goal against the Ottawa Senators on November 2. The game ended 5-4 in overtime.
The goal was achieved on the same day Addison’s grandfather had died seven years before the event. It also happened at Wild’s Hockey Fights cancer awareness night, which made it even more notable considering that his grandfather had died of lung cancer.
Therefore, achieving this goal was quite important to Calen. He dedicated it to the memory of his grandfather.
Addison remembers that as a child he spent three weeks each summer at his grandfather’s house in McAuley, Manitoba. While there, he engaged in activities he referred to as “country stuff”, as well as hanging out in the neighborhood and spending time in town.
His grandfather, Alex Addison, attended most of Addison’s games, but died when Addison was just 14, four years before his grandson was chosen by the Penguins. of Pittsburgh in the second round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
Addison swore he would do everything in his power to win his grandfather’s approval.