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Fan gets puck from James van Riemsdyk

Toronto forward finds friendly faces in Winnipeg

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Getting a high-five from a player is a goal of most young fans who attend an NHL game, but one lucky Toronto Maple Leafs fan got the high-five and an extra surprise Wednesday thanks to Toronto forward James van Riemsdyk.

Tweet from @MapleLeafs: That moment when @JVReemer21 wants to give you a high-five! #TMLtalk pic.twitter.com/Nvs18daF97

As the Maple Leafs exited the ice after the warmup for their game against the Winnipeg Jets, four Toronto fans extended their hands to high-five their favorite team's players. Van Riemsdyk exited the ice holding a puck and offered it to the young fans, and the boy in the khaki Maple Leafs hat became the fortunate recipient.

Karma was on van Riemsdyk's side for his kind gesture. He picked up an assist on Connor Carrick's first-period goal that put the Maple Leafs ahead of the Jets.

Video: TOR@WPG: Carrick buries a rebound to beat Hutchinson

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