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Jakub Voracek buying 396 hats for children's hospital

Flyers forward donating number of caps mistakenly tossed by fans who thought Wayne Simmonds had hat trick Monday

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Jakub Voracek may have cost hundreds of Philadelphia Flyers fans their hats Monday, but he's putting up his own money to make up for it.

The Flyers forward will buy 396 hats, the number mistakenly tossed by Flyers fans who thought Wayne Simmonds scored a hat trick, and donate them to Philadelphia-area children's hospitals.

Tweet from @sbaickerCSN: The Flyers are counting up hats thrown on the ice for "faux hat trick," and voracek is gonna end up donating that $ to area hospitals.

Tweet from @sbaickerCSN: Clarifying: he's donating that number of hats and donating them to kids in local hospitals. 300+ hats. https://t.co/bPQHiigNGI

Tweet from @davegisaac: 396 hats ain���t cheap. Good on @jachobe. He���s so good with charity.

Fans threw their hats onto the Wells Fargo Center ice after thinking Simmonds redirected Voracek's shot for his third goal of Philadelphia's game against the Colorado Avalanche. The capacity crowd booed when Voracek was announced as the goal scorer and Simmonds was ultimately unable to cap the three-goal game.

The Flyers estimated the gesture would cost Voracek about $6,000. Voracek felt bad so many fans lost their hats because he scored instead of Simmonds and wanted to somehow make it up to them.

Tweet from @NHLAdamK: Voracek felt bad fans thought Simmonds had hat trick the other night. Quality way to make up for it https://t.co/TFkN8TzJ8b

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