Hart Trophy winner Corey Perry visited FDNY's Engine 34, Ladder 21 on Wednesday night in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City. The station, which was hit hard on Sept. 11, 2001, has its own pickup hockey league and received a surprise visit from the league's MVP.
In tribute to all members of the FDNY and in memory of those lost on Sept. 11, 2001, Perry presented the firefighters with a framed jersey from the Ducks organization. Perry greeted the firefighters, signed autographs and was given a special tour of the firehouse. The firefighters took pride in showing Perry their personal version of the Stanley Cup (silver cooler with a silver cup on top) after capturing a recent victory. They presented Perry with a FDNY hat, t-shirt and patch.
Engine 34, Ladder 21 lost seven men on Sept. 11, 2001 in the attacks on the World Trade Center. While at the station, Perry listened to their personal accounts and offered his thanks for their service and dedication.