“We’ve got some really exciting news for the Carolina Hurricanes today,” said Francis. “We are able to sign one of the top free agents out there on the market in Chase Bass.”
For Chase Bass, it was the moment of a lifetime. You probably haven't heard of Chase, not because he's coming from an obscur league in Russia, but because he's not a hockey player to begin with.
He’s a seven-year-old boy suffering from a rare form of cancer.
In coordination with Make-A-Wish, the Carolina Hurricanes gave Chase the experience of a lifetime. This adventure included a visit of the Hurricanes' locker room, a street hockey game and a customized jersey, just like the pros.
Jeff Skinner spent a lot of time with the kid, talking about the game they just played and what it's like to be a hockey player.
"That is not the kid I know at my house. That kid is normally shy and won't speak to [anybody] and right now this has been eye-opening. I mean to watch him talk, I'm going, 'you sure that's my kid? My kid doesn't talk.'" Said Chase's mother.