Elias Pettersson donated $10K in honour of Brock Boeser’s father


  • The most underrated moment during the week off for Boeser was one that occurred over 500 miles away.
  • Boeser watched from home as frequent linemate and close friend Elias Pettersson stood at the offensive blue line of the Enterprise Center, getting set as the only forward to compete in the Hardest Shot competition.
  • The 176-pound Pettersson ripped a slapshot that even he mused at with an impressed look — clocking in at 102.6 miles per hour and then following it up with a second attempt of 100.3.
  • By eclipsing 100 miles per hour on both shots, he earned $10,000 for a charity of his choice.
  • Boeser couldn’t help but smile in his living room when the broadcaster announced that Pettersson was splitting his winnings between the Parkinson Society of British Columbia and the Minnesota chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association in honour of Duke.

“I was kind of shocked when I heard it on the TV,” Boeser said. “I was just thrown off. I was like, ‘Did they mess that up or something?’ But then I asked him after and he said he picked it for my dad.

“It just shows the type of person he is and why he’s one of my best friends. He’s a caring kid and for him to do that, it means a lot to me and my family.”

Sources & Credits: Harman Dayal, The Athletic
2020 NHL All-Star Skills Competition: Hardest Shot

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