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Olson family makes 'Let's Play Hockey' call

Injured player, parents shown on Wild's video board Monday

by @NHL

Let's Play Hockey - Olson Family

Let's Play Hockey - Matt Olson & Parents - 4/18/16

Starting the night off with the "Let's Play Hockey" call was Matt Olson and his parents from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN

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Injured hockey player Matt Olson and his parents were highlighted on the video board on Monday night as they made the "Let's Play Hockey" call prior to the Wild's 5-3 win against the Dallas Stars in Game 3 of their Western Conference First Round series at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

Olson, 20, a native of Isanti, Minn., sustained a severe spinal injury while playing for the Chicago Cougars junior team in February. Olson and his parents, Doug and Sue, are shown in the video speaking from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where Matt is being treated.

As of Tuesday, a GoFundMe page to raise funds for Matt's medical treatment had collected more than $187,000.

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"Fans, we all know a lot of great things happen when the entire hockey community comes together," Sue Olson said in the video.

She was followed by Matt, who said, "Tonight, it's all about a Wild victory against the Stars."

"It's the first home game of the playoff season, and it's time to drop the puck," Doug Olson said.

The three then said together, "So say it loud, and say it with us: Let's play hockey!"

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