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Wild, Blues drop in on unsuspecting fans

Players deliver season tickets around Minnesota, St. Louis

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Charlie Coyle stole the show on Minnesota Wild season ticket delivery day Thursday.

The Wild forward went to Benilde-St. Margaret's School in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, where he surprised two eighth graders with their tickets for the upcoming season at Xcel Energy Center.

Tweet from @ChrisLongKSTP: 8th graders at @bsmredknights today, "So... we're sitting in class and @CharlieCoyle_3 walks in." ... @mnwild pic.twitter.com/0XH6GNEKhp

Tweet from @mnwild: Surprise! @NordyWild and @CharlieCoyle_3 delivered @mnwildSTH tickets to Benilde-St. Margaret's School �� pic.twitter.com/XkvDUet7gd

Coyle had something in common with one of them.

Tweet from @ChrisLongKSTP: Hilarious exchange w/ 8th grader meeting @CharlieCoyle_3: Me:"Who's your favorite @MnWild player?"Her:"Zach Parise."Coyle:"Mine too."

Defensemen Marco Scandella and Matt Dumba also went around town to make the special deliveries. Scandella even indulged one of his recipients in a game of floor hockey at their home.

Tweet from @mnwild: Family of @MarcoScandella fans received a surprise when they got their @mnwildSTH today. #mnwild pic.twitter.com/Pszklpro3a

Tweet from @mnwild: �� @matt_dumba delivered tickets to these @mnwildSTH today! pic.twitter.com/sQ6NrueVpx

Thursday also was St. Louis Blues season-ticket delivery day. Forward Robby Fabbri and defenseman Joel Edmundson handed out tickets at the headquarters of St. Louis financial-services firm Edward Jones and information technology recruiters Preferred Resources. They also stopped by the house of a lucky family to drop off tickets.

Tweet from @StLouisBlues: Something tells us this photo might be on the Krinninger family holiday card this December. #stlblues pic.twitter.com/O3IGnGQeqi

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