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Canucks goalie meets 'Mini Markstrom' before practice

Young fan dresses in full gear to see favorite player

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Mini Markstrom

Mini Jacob Markstrom Canucks Fan

"Thank you, I'm speechless." A ten-year old Canucks fan is in shock as he meets his favourite NHL player, Jacob Markstrom.

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Good news for the Vancouver Canucks: if they misplace Jacob Markstrom, they now have another one. Albeit, a smaller one.

Kai Chaboyer, a 10-year-old from Calgary who now resides in Ocala, Florida, has made a habit of going to see the Canucks play when they are in town to play the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Moreso has made a habit of dressing like his favorite player, Markstrom, including full goalie gear.

Markstrom got word that the young fan was in the stands before a pre-game skate at Amalie Arena and brought him two autographed hats, the second one signed by forward Elias Pettersson.

The grateful young goalie, who wears No. 25 for his youth hockey team, just like his idol, then hung out in the stands behind Markstrom's net and mimicked his every move.

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