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Price astounds young fan, invites him to 2020 NHL All-Star Game

Canadiens goalie had surprise for 11-year-old he met after mother died

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Price, Anderson meet again

Price reunites with young fan at NHL Awards

Young Canadiens fan Anderson Whitehead is brought to tears after an emotional reunion with his idol, Carey Price, at the 2019 NHL Awards

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It was easily one of the most touching moments of the 2018-19 NHL season; Carey Price meeting 11-year-old Anderson Whitehead, a young fan who lost his mother to cancer just months earlier.

Before her death in November 2018, Laura McKay, Whitehead's mother, had promised she would do anything she could to help him meet his idol, the Montreal Canadiens goalie.

After her passing, Whitehead's aunt took up the task and the two met in March after a practice. Whitehead tearfully asked for an autograph. Price offered a hug in addition.

Fans voted it as the "Feel Good Momment" of the season, and Whitehead was called on stage at the 2019 NHL Awards presented by Bridgestone in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Price appeared on the video board behind Whitehead with what appeared to be a specially recorded mention. But another meeting was in the cards for the pair as the goalie disappeared from the screen only to walk out on stage.

"I have two things for you," Price said. "One is this jersey, and the other is a question. Do you want to go to the All-Star Game?"

"Yes," Whitehead quickly answered, choking back more tears.

It appears that there will now be at least a third meeting for the new friends.

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