Matthew Tkachuk wasn't going to get through an entire night in St. Louis without shouting out his roots.
The Calgary Flames forward pulled off his team's jersey to reveal a Yadier Molina St. Louis Cardinals jersey during the Shooting Stars competition at the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills presented by New Amsterdam Vodka.
Molina, a beloved figure in St. Louis, has played 16 seasons in the Major Leagues, all with the Cardinals, and won two World Series titles.
The crowd let out a huge roar for the gesture, just as they did when former Blues forward, Matthew and Brady's father, Keith Tkachuk stepped up on stage to take a shot.
"I wanted to do that to show my appreciation for the city and how it's still the city I come back to for the early parts of the summer. It's still my home," Tkachuk said. "I've got a lot of close people here that I know were in attendance. I'm sure they all loved it."
-NHL.com Staff Writer Cristina Ledra contributed to this report.