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Aho, Necas Hit The Links With Styles

Canes forwards play a round with music sensation a day ahead of Raleigh tour stop

by Walt Ruff @WaltRuff /

RALEIGH, NC - Yesterday's news was supposed to be highlighted by the Canes submitting their season opening roster to the league office. Instead, fans were thrown a twist during the late afternoon hours when Martin Necas posted a picture to his Instagram story of himself and Sebastian Aho golfing.

While two hockey players golfing isn't a shock, it was the third member of the photo that brought the element of surprise.

It wasn't a Canes teammate, not another member of the organization, but rather global superstar Harry Styles.

The 27-year-old, who performs at PNC Arena tonight, was in town a day early and through connections between his representatives and Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon, passed along to Hurricanes Advisor Justin Williams, the outing came to fruition.

"It was such a fun day," Aho began. "He's a super nice guy and quite a good golfer as well."

Playing at Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham, it's safe to say that the Canes forwards enjoyed their once-in-a-lifetime experience.

"He's so famous, I didn't know what to expect," Necas chimed in with. "He's just a normal guy. He was humble, making jokes and it surprised me. He's one of the best singers in the world and is also incredibly nice."

Necas shared that he and his girlfriend have had tickets to attend tonight's show for a few months, and as for Aho, he may have to use his resources to be in the crowd.

"Now I'm really interested in going because it was such a great time."


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