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Devils fan turns retweets into free season tickets

Nick Donnelly receives subscription after tweet was shared by more than 11,000 people

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Ask for season tickets and you shall receive them -- if you earn the requisite number of retweets.

New Jersey Devils fan Nick Donnelly learned that valuable lesson Tuesday, when his tweet requesting free season tickets went viral and netted him a full subscription for the 2017-18 season.

Tweet from @ndonnelly88_: @NJDevils How many retweets for free season tickets?

The Devils put together a formula where he'd receive a five-game package if he got 3,150 retweets and a full-season subscription with 9,450 retweets in less than one week. 

Tweet from @NJDevils: How's our math? 3,150 for the 5-Game #PattyPack. 9,450 for a 2017-18 Full Season Ticket Membership.You have one week. Good luck! pic.twitter.com/qL1zhw4xeP

Then the race was on. Some Devils players, notably forwards Taylor Hall and Adam Henrique, and goalie Keith Kinkaid, helped Donnelly's progress by retweeting and sharing it on Twitter. 

Tweet from @AdamHenrique: Help Nick and RT! This is much better than Wendy's nuggets for a year https://t.co/RINnIImvrv

Tweet from @hallsy09: You got this dude!

Tweet from @Blockaid1: Let's help Nick out! And if he hits the goal hopefully @Wendys will give me nuggets for a year? �� https://t.co/bPlZ3bGAvO

Donnelly surpassed the threshold for a full-season subscription at about 9:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday, less than one day after his initial request. Although the Devils technically lost the deal, they were still happy to welcome Donnelly to their family.

Tweet from @kylepalmieri: Congrats to @ndonnelly88_ on getting the season tickets. As a season ticket holder, and an avid @NJDevils fan... Welcome to the family!

Tweet from @NJDevils: Congrats to @ndonnelly88_ on reaching his retweet goal and becoming the newest season ticket member of the #NJDevils Family! pic.twitter.com/wBcDVGLAOU

Tweet from @NJDevils: �� @AdamHenrique has a message for @ndonnelly88_, who won season tickets by receiving over 9,450 retweets in less than one day! pic.twitter.com/KakOb4HzPc

Congratulations to Donnelly and for proving what Wayne Gretzky once famously said: You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take.

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