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Skjei moves girl to tears by gifting her stick during warmups

Rangers defenseman gave Mikey Mahoney an early Christmas present

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Skjei's Christmas gift to fan

NSH@NYR: Fan tears up after Christmas gift from Skjei

In the spirit of Christmas, Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei gifts a hockey stick to a young fan, who is immediately brought to tears

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Brady Skjei helped make one girl's Christmas wish come true Monday.

Skjei made Mikey Mahoney's night by tossing a stick her way during warmups before the New York Rangers game against the Nashville Predators.

Mahoney, of Bloomingdale, New Jersey, brought a sign that said "All I want for Christmas is a stick from Brady Skjei." The Rangers defenseman skated over to her and tossed the stick to her, moving her near tears.

Mahoney has been a fan of Skjei's since meeting him at an event, and in subsequent interactions they've had while she's attended games at MSG. Getting a stick from Skjei was an emotional experience for her.

"I met him at a meet and greet," Mahoney told NHL.com. "My goal was to eventually get his stick, and it was amazing and I cried a lot."

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