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Atkinson schools infant son with shootout moves

Declan, days from first birthday, can't stop Blue Jackets forward from scoring

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

It may be the offseason, but Cam Atkinson is working hard on his shootout moves.

The Columbus Blue Jackets forward showed them off against son Declan, who turns 1 on Wednesday, in a video posted to Instagram.

Instagram from @camatkinson13: Declan and Cam Atkinson

It was a smaller area than Atkinson was used to; the clash took place on a padded mat featuring letters and numbers on it.

Declan's only goalie equipment was a soft Blue Jackets ministick and a pacifier.

Atkinson used multiple dekes and scored on a pretty backhand, going top shelf.

As for Declan, well, if he isn't ready to play goal against his dad now, then when?

Tweet from @CamAtkinson13: Gotta teach him young

Hang in there, kid. You'll stop your old man next time.

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