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Oswego native meets Toews among the ruins

by Leah Pascarella / Chicago Blackhawks

With the offseason in full swing and players scattered across the world, you just never know when you might run into a Blackhawk. Oswego, Ill., native Ryan Adorjan was hiking the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu earlier this week when he spotted his hockey hero: Jonathan Toews.

Adorjan told Only Oswego that he spotted Toews across the ruins earlier in the day, and after four hours of exploring he came around a corner and was face to face with the Blackhawks captain.

“He was with his girlfriend and a guide, so we waited until the guide was done with his speech, and when they were moving away I swooped in,” said Adorjan, who is participating in a nine-week program to study Spanish in Peru.

Toews and Adorjan talked for a few minutes before continuing their tour around the ruins.

“He was asking more questions about us and our lives than we were about him,” said Adorjan.

Before they split off, Toews suggested they take a photo together with the ruins in the background. It was an experience Adorjan will remember forever. After all, how many people can say they took a picture with their hockey hero in front of one of the Seven Wonders of the World?

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