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Binnington has surprise meeting with fan who made him a birthday card

During day with Stanley Cup, Blues goalie shares special moment with boy

by Daniel O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Kevin meets Binnington

Kevin meets his hockey hero

Kevin is a big Jordan Binnington fan from nearby Toronto, and he has no idea he's about to meet his hockey hero

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When he returned to his hometown with the Stanley Cup, St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington was given a hero's welcome.

And a birthday card.

A young St. Louis Blues fan named Kevin made the card for his favorite player, Binnington, who turned 26 years old on Thursday.

On Friday, Kevin showed up to the festivities in Richmond Hill, Ontario hoping someone would get the card to Binnington, but was surprised with the chance to hand deliver it.

Tweet from @StLouisBlues: This is Kevin.His favorite player is Jordan Binnington.And he has no idea they're about to meet.#stlblues #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/T4AN0cXY8R

In a video shared by the Blues, Kevin gave his idol the card which had a warm message that Binnington read aloud for the crowd.

In the message, Kevin wrote that Binnington "deserved the Conn Smythe, but so did [Ryan] O'Reilly" and hoped that he stay with the Blues long term.

Kevin also wrote that Binnington lifting the Cup was the "best moment ever."

After this meeting, the young fan may have to update his personal list for best moments ever.

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