Stars host fan

Distance wasn’t going to stop the Dallas Stars from making their biggest fan’s day.

The Stars hosted a 17-year-old Finnish hockey player named Marten who was diagnosed with optic atrophy, a condition which causes eyesight loss, on Friday.

Finnish hockey team Helsingin Jokerit and Viima Hockey teamed up with the Stars to fly out Marten and his family to Dallas so they could experience an NHL game.

Finnish forward Miro Heiskanen introduced the teenager to the team in the Stars locker room in a video posted on social media.

Captain Jamie Benn joked around with Marten asking him who his favorite team was.

“Mmmm Dallas,” Marten replied which earned laughs from the players.

Marten spent all day with the team watching them prep, workout and practice from the bench.

The Stars had another surprise in store for the Finnish fan, telling him to lace up his skates and join them on the ice.

Marten skated around and shot pucks on net to end the unforgettable day.

Easily the best first NHL experience ever.