Bryan Bickell was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a condition he had been battling since at least 2015. He played his last NHL game with the Carolina Hurricanes, and it ended like something out of a Disney movie.
Bickell tells his harrowing story for The Players Tribune, and it’s absolutely worth a read.
But the short version is that he decided that he wouldn’t be able to compete any longer, and he played his last NHL game for Carolina against the Philadelphia Flyers.
If you don’t know how this ended, get ready for some satisfaction, and if you saw it live, relive the magic right here:
The NHL also honored Bickell with this amazing tribute at the NHL Awards: