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Ryker Kesler takes dad's spot, scores on Carey Price

Ducks forward Ryan's 6-year-old son goes five-hole on Canadiens goalie @NHLdotcom

Mini Kesler's five-hole tally

Discover NHL Shootout: Mini Kesler beats Price

Ryan Kesler's son Ryker takes his turn in the Discover NHL Shootout and slips home a five-hole goal against Carey Price

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Announcer Kenny Albert had the call: "Kesler moving in on Price... he scores!"

But it wasn't that Kesler.

Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Kesler went to the bullpen, handing his shootout opportunity to his 6-year-old son, Ryker, at the 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday.

And the young man didn't disappoint.

He went right in on Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price, moved to his right, and beat Price through the five hole.

Perhaps getting into the mind (and equipment) of an NHL goalie helped him out. Before the competition, Ryker Kesler got strapped into Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk's way-too-big pads and helmet.

Tweet from @mnwild: Think Dubnyk's gear fits @Ryan_Kesler's son? �� @AnaheimDucks

Either way, Ryker Kesler, whose celebration was equally impressive, will be able to go back to his Pee Wee team with a professional goal under his belt.

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