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Andrew Desjardins' toddler tries skating outdoors

Blackhawks forward posts video of 2-year-old playing hockey

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Some NHL players have used their bye weeks to soak up sun or get away from hockey, but Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Desjardins decided to use his time off to take his 2-year-old son for his first attempt at outdoor hockey.

Ames Desjardins put on his little skates and helmet, picked up his stick and shot a tennis ball into a net for his first two outdoor goals, with a little help from his dad.

Tweet from @AndrewDesjardin: First time on an outdoor rink. #2yearsold pic.twitter.com/Al80iUFFhn

Notice Andrew requesting a celly from his son, but Ames is too busy burying his second goal to dwell on his first accomplishment. He'll do well in his hockey career to continue that mentality.

Ames got a practice run with some floor hockey before the season started.

Tweet from @AndrewDesjardin: Someone is excited for the season to start @NHLBlackhawks pic.twitter.com/yN80G9SI5E

But his first outdoor twirl came at the Blackhawks family skate at the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic in St. Louis on Jan. 1.

Tweet from @MandTweet: Andrew and I had a great time at this years Outdoor game family skate! Happy this little guy could join us pic.twitter.com/eH6AxD3Fpp

Did we just witness the first outdoor goals for the top pick of the 2033 NHL Draft?

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