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Turris skates by with special hello for Capital City Condors

Friends of Predators forward leave him welcome care package before game

by Daniel O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Turris delivers gift to fans

NSH@OTT: Turris makes young fans' night

As Kyle Turris returns to Ottawa as a member of the Predators, he delivers a gift to several young fans along the glass

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Kyle Turris showed you can go home again, and when you do, you will have plenty of friends waiting there to greet you.

The Nashville Predators forward, who spent seven seasons with the Ottawa Senators, was given a heroes welcome by his friends with the Capital City Condors, an adapted hockey team for children and adults with special needs.

The Condors teamed up for a surprise for Turris upon his arrival. They left a signed poster that read "Welcome Home Kyle!" and also some freshly baked cookies and a carton of milk for their pal.

Tweet from @kyleturris: Thanks @condorsottawa for spoiling me last night with the cool poster, milk and my favourite cookies. Can���t wait to see you guys tonight! pic.twitter.com/aFqMZhT4Zh

Turris returned the favor by skating over to the Condors section, which was flooded with Predators apparel and homemade signs welcoming him back to Canadian Tire Centre. 

Before the game, Turris spoke to the media about the fond relationship he and Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki have with the Condors.

Tweet from @PredsOnFSTN: "They became family to us."@PredsNHL center Kyle Turris spent six-plus seasons in Ottawa and maintains his connection to the local Capital City Condors, a hockey team founded in 2008 for children and adults with special needs.#PredatorsGameday | #Preds pic.twitter.com/iKd31bC6Gt

Turris once celebrated a game-winning goal in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs and immediately attended the Condors banquet after the game.

Despite being traded to the Predators in November of 2017, Turris and his wife, Julie, maintain a strong connection with the Condors.

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