MONTREAL -- Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson scored three goals Monday, and in doing so made one big save.
Before Columbus' 5-2 win against the Montreal Canadiens, Blue Jackets fan Maddie Wright held up a sign that read, "Dad said if '13' scores on my birthday we get a dog." Atkinson, who wears No. 13, delivered on Wright's wish for her ninth birthday, getting the third hat trick of his NHL career.
On Tuesday, Atkinson doubled down, saying he is going to buy Wright the dog, which will be a rescue.
"Hopefully, she still names it after me, but, yeah, I'm looking forward to meeting her and her family when, obviously, probably, I get back from the (All-Star) break," Atkinson said. "But it's a great thing, and I think they said that they're going to buy a rescue dog, which is even better, so it's all good."