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Devils, Islanders, put out red-taped sticks for Schneider's nephew

Theo Hedstrom died tragically in house fire in Maine last week at age 14

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Devils honor Schneider's nephew

NYI@NJD: Devils pay tribute to Schneider's nephew

The Devils and Islanders pay tribute to Cory Schneider and his family by placing red tape on their sticks before the game

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The New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders placed red taped hockey sticks outside their locker rooms as a tribute to Theodore Hedstrom, the 14-year-old hockey player who died tragically in a house fire last week.

Hedstrom was the nephew of Islanders goalie and former Devils goalie Cory Schneider. Schneider is currently on personal leave from the Islanders.

Tweet from @NJDevils: The Devils & Islanders players came together & put red taped sticks outside their locker rooms in a sign of solidarity to honor 14-yr old Theodore Hedstrom who tragically lost his life in a house fire. Theo, Cory Schneider's nephew, played U14 youth hockey & was a big hockey fan.

Both teams paid tribute to Hedstrom, who loved the game and played competitive U14 hockey.

During the game broadcast, the memorial tribute was mentioned and Hedstrom's picture was shown on the Prudential Center scoreboard. The Islanders and Devils tapped their sticks.

Schneider and his family have set up a GoFundMe page to help the family recover from the fire and help pay for funeral costs.

Tweet from @NJDevils: To learn how to support the family visit:������#SticksOutForTheo

Memorial gifts can be given to Shriner's Hospital for Children, Boston Burn Care Unit.

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