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Two-year-old 'Amazing Gray' drops puck on Hockey Fights Cancer Night

Sharks honor daughter of two team employees, a leukemia patient with incredible story

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Sharks honor Hockey Fights Cancer

VAN@SJS: Hooper Family drops puck on HFC night

The Sharks celebrate Hockey Fights Cancer night with a video for the Hooper Family, with Graysen Rhea dropping the ceremonial puck

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It was the most amazing puck drop in the history of the San Jose Sharks.

Graysen Hooper, the 2-year-old affectionatley known around the organization as "Amazing Gray" has been fighting Leukemia for almost a year.

The daughter of two team employees, Heather and Patrick Hooper, Graysen was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia last November. She has successfully persevered through chemotherapy so far and moved from weekly to monthly treatments in September.

So when the Sharks celebrated Hockey Fights Cancer Night, they knew who they needed to have drop the ceremonial puck.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: You are an inspiration to us all #AmazingGray!💜 | SharksBiteCancer pic.twitter.com/THfOApxPH6

Graysen walked out onto the ice with her parents, Patrick with baby Quinn in tow, and dropped the puck between Sharks captain Logan Couture and Vancouver Canucks captain Bo Horvat.

After a perfectly executed drop, she got fist bumps from the players.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: #AmazingGray is the daughter of two of our coworkers. She was diagnosed with leukemia last November. And she just did the most adorable puck drop tonight. 💜 | #SharksBiteCancer pic.twitter.com/PDPuW7mRT8

Following the game, defenseman Brent Burns brought Graysen a stick, hat and roll of purple tape and the smile said it all.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: #SJSharks @Burnzie88 had a very special surprise for #AmazingGray. ������💜 | #SharksBiteCancer pic.twitter.com/RfsdQnzOVS

The Hoopers have raised more than $30,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through the GoFundMe page Heather set up last year.

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