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Gardiner's baby shows excitement for new Carolina home

Defenseman signed with Hurricanes, posted video of Henry cheering

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / NHL.com Staff Writer

When Jake Gardiner delivered the news to his son Henry that the family would be moving to North Carolina this season, the little guy almost tossed his cereal with happiness.

On Friday, Gardiner signed a four-year contract with the Carolina Hurricanes. He spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

The big news called for some festive headwear for Henry and an appropriately colored blanket. 

Instagram from @jgardiner272: Henry is excited about his new home!

Gardiner later posted a thank you message to the Maple Leafs and fans in Toronto.

Tweet from @Jgardiner272: pic.twitter.com/TjY9tjFGh5

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