James Rutherford gave his dad an incredible gift for his Hall of Fame induction.
Jim Rutherford's 11-year-old son penned a heartfelt letter congratulating his dad and the Pittsburgh Penguins general manager for his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Jim Rutherford was selected for the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2019 in the builder category for 35 years as a hockey executive. He has won the Stanley Cup as a general manager three times, twice with the Penguins and once with the Carolina Hurricanes.
James highlighted many of his dad's best memories in a video, especially the ones that they celebrated together.
"I'm so proud to call you a Hall of Famer," James said in a video posted to the Penguins Twitter account. "But I'm even prouder to call you dad."
The GM and his son shared a special moment at the Hall of Fame reception after the video aired. Jim also made sure to shout out his son during his speech Monday.
"James, thank you for all those trades you recommended me making," Rutherford said, "and if we could actually make those trades, you'll probably end up standing here someday."