Most fans that Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner loves the game and would do anything to see his team win.
Actions do speak louder than words though and the kid proved all of this in an incredible manner on Saturday as it was revealed by TSN’s Kristen Shilton on Monday.
During Saturday’s contest against the New York Rangers, the game was tight in the third period and all players were going all out to take home the win. Marner ended up getting hit by a hard clearing attempt by blue liner Jacob Trouba just above his left ear in a very small, unprotected area of his head.
The young forward was forced to go down the tunnel to get some repairs, but Marner wanted to return to the ice as soon as possible.
That’s why he asked Leafs doctor Noah Forman to glue his head wound shut quickly, so he could resume playing. Forman could not oblige Marner’s request as the cut was far too deep and bleeding too rapidly. Ultimately, the star winger was forced to remain in the dressing room as the medical staff stitched him up, but managed to return to action.
It was unfortunately too late for the Leafs, who came up just short, dropping a 5-4 OT decision to the Rangers.
But you have to admit Marner is a winner in this case no matter the result! Wow!