For the second time in as many weeks, the LA Kings teamed up with Make-A-Wish to bring Aiden Rose's dream come true. Aiden traveled from Charleston, SC with his parents and brother "to be an LA Kings player" for a few days.
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Aiden, who has been a Kings fan since he was seven, became part of the Make-A-Wish family after he was diagnosed with Adenoid Carcinoma.
Little did Aiden know, he was going to become an *official* member of the team. Like, signing a contract with Rob Blake official.
After meeting Blake, he met up with Ron Burgundy, who was offering commentary on the broadcast that evening. Don't act like you're not impressed...
There was one more surprise in store for Aiden as he joined the Kings in the dressing room. "I figured I was just going to say 'hi, what's up?' and then be gone," he said. But instead, he got dressed with the team and led them out onto the ice for warm ups.
"When I skated out, I was like, 'whoa.' I shot on Quick a few times, and I made one in, and I asked him if that was an actual goal, and he said yes. I was proud of that."
Even though he was sniping corns, it was still stressful being out in front of the crowd. "I think 90% of the sweat was just stress sweat."
His first hockey experience came when he watched the Kings play on TV. "I was too young to understand sports, so I thought, 'do I like the color black more, or do I like the color red more?' I chose black and have been a Kings fan since."
Seems like sound logic to us! 🤷🤷
He must have been good luck, because the Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-2.
The following day, he came back to Toyota Sports Center to practice with the team.
He quickly took to the guys, and was surprised how relatable they were. "Most of them are just pretty down to earth," he said.
When it came time to hit the ice again, Aiden's little brother Collin also joined in for the fun!
Aiden will always be a part of the Kings family! 🖤