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Baylee's surprise

by Derek Jory @NoJoryous / Canucks writer

Getting your first Vancouver Canucks jersey is a memorable moment. After putting it on, your chest immediately swells with pride and it feels like you're standing alongside the team. It's a #WeAreAllCanucks moment and it's not to be taken lightly.

Baylee Bjorge is now part of the team.

Baylee Bjorge? Baylee Bjorge…that name sounds familiar. Indeed. She's the 21-year-old who took Brock Boeser to prom last summer.

Reaching out to Boeser over Instagram, Bjorge, a huge hockey fan born with Down syndrome, was the talk of Grand Forks, North Dakota, after being escorted to prom by the then University of North Dakota star forward.

When Boeser's season ended at UND this year and he made the jump to the Canucks, so did Bjorge. No one was quicker to retweet the latest Boeser news than her.

Bjorge is now literally wearing her pride on her sleeve after her mom Katie surprised her with a Boeser Canucks jersey as an early birthday gift.

I think it might be getting a bit dusty in here…

"He'll be home to sign it for you," says Katie to an elated Baylee, who cries "tears of joy."

Boeser has stayed in touch with the family since prom last May and said Baylee is "a great girl" - a great girl who will soon have a great autograph on a great jersey.

Welcome to the team Baylee!

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