PITTSBURGH - Five kids were “signed” Saturday to special one-day contracts with the Pittsburgh Penguins, which partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford announced the signing of 8-year-old Wyatt Hunt, 11-year-old Jastin “JJ” Darts, 15-year-old Noah Turner, 17-year-old Jacob Bradley and 14-year-old Tyler Palmer during a press conference at PPG Paints Arena.
After the press conference, the new honorary Penguins and their families enjoyed breakfast in the locker room with players. They then attended the team’s practice, which they watched from Suite 66 before joining players on the ice.
RAW VIDEO: Penguins Make-A-Wish Press Conference
The Penguins will host Hunt, Darts, Turner, Bradley and Palmer at Sunday’s game against the Florida Panthers. They’ll be guests in Sidney Crosby’s and Evgeni Malkin’s charity suites at PPG Paints Arena.
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Just being a helpful teammate... 👏 pic.twitter.com/665OHmgje6— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 18, 2017
It looks like one of our newest players might be pushing for a contract that is a bit longer than one day. 😏 pic.twitter.com/pOVtyuUhWz— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 18, 2017
One of the perks of being a Pittsburgh Penguin for a day? Bubble hockey with Bonino and Rust! pic.twitter.com/e4Qd1iMn33— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 18, 2017
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