“To have her here, it’s the most surreal moment of my life.”
– 6 mnths ago Alex Pietrangelo pondered retirement when 4-yr-old daughter Evelyn couldn’t walk/talk/eat. Tues she on ice with dad for his #StanleyCup win. On their incredible emotional journey: https://t.co/hIDwKIRA2f
– Mike Zeisberger (@Zeisberger) June 14, 2023
Both times, he was no stranger to his team’s success. During the 2023 series, the right-hander collected 10 points in 21 games. If his end-of-season performance was magical, six months ago the scenario was completely different. It was even a nightmare scenario for him and his family. He was ready to do anything to help his little daughter, who was suffering from a brain injury.
Encephalitis is a lesion that attacks the brain directly, and that’s what Evelyn Pietrangelo suffered from. She, who has twin brothers, was paralyzed for several days, and as dad, Alex was obviously very worried. He asked Kelly McCrimmon, the GM, and Bruce Cassidy, the trainer, that he would stop playing field hockey until his daughter got better. Whether it took two days or two years, he wasn’t going to get back on the ice until Evelyn recovered. This absence took place at the end of 2022, and the defenseman ended up missing nine games.
The two executives understood and even encouraged their defenseman to take some time off from the team. After all, family comes first, even if you’re paid millions of dollars.
I’m so grateful to the Knights. They supported me every step of the way. – Alex Pietrangelo
At the age of 4, Eveleyn fought against life, and now she’s in great shape. When her father won the Stanley Cup, she was the first to jump into his arms, and that’s one of the happiest moments in Alex Pietrangelo’s life. To see his little girl healthy, smiling and full of life is priceless.
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– /r/Habs (@HabsOnReddit) June 16, 2023
“We’re betting on good prospects, big guys who can skate and who know how to play the right way “: https://t.co/QzKrCTzu6e
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) June 15, 2023
– DHop in Boston?
NFL: DeAndre Hopkins visited the Pats, but he’ll take his timehttps://t.co/sA5H3VXhhf
– RDS (@RDSca) June 16, 2023
The Red Sox veteran is well-respected in the baseball world. https://t.co/uQ7T6wK9Qs
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) June 16, 2023
– They dominated.