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