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by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks


On Tuesday, March 18, the San Jose Sharks took part in an incredible day that gave Sam Tageson, a 17 year-old fan living with Left Hypo Plastic Heart Syndrome, the ability to play out his wish of becoming a Sharks player for the day. As part of that wish, he took over the Sharks Instagram account and shared his day through pictures and social media.


It was an amazing experience to go out and skate with the Sharks not to mention put it 5-hole on Stalock. ^Sam #sharkswishgranted


I was nervous to meet the press but once I calmed down I was able to relax and answer questions. ^Sam #sharkswishgranted


I'm speechless. It's official. ^Sam #sharkswishgranted


It was really amazing meeting Owen Nolan and being able to have lunch with him at Maggiano's in Santana Row. ^Sam #sharkswishgranted


Picked out this for my custom suit for tonight's game from @francouomo at Santana Row. ^Sam #sharkswishgranted


Being able to tour the Sharks practice facility at Sharks Ice was awesome and it's impressive how big the gym is. ^Sam #sharkswishgranted


Out of the $500 I got to spend at the @officialsharksstore my favorite item I bought was my Sharkie beanie. ^Sam #sharkswishgranted


It was great eating dinner with Brodie Brazil and Bret Hedican in the press room especially since I want to be a broadcaster. ^Sam #sharkswishgranted


So cool getting a tour of SAP Center. ^Sam #sharkswishgranted


Everything during warmups looked so much faster this close to the ice. ^Sam #sharkswishgranted


Greatest moment of my life. ^Sam #sharkswishgranted


Let's go Sharks! ^Sam #sharkswishgranted


Being able to share this moment with family and friends is amazing. ^Sam #sharkswishgranted


I've always wanted to broadcast a Sharks game and being able to do it tonight with Dan Rusanowsky was just extraordinary. ^Sam #sharkswishgranted


GOAAAL! ^Sam #sharkswishgranted


It was an amazing time to be able to meet my favorite player Antti Niemi and get a signed stick! ^Sam #sharkswishgranted


Signing autographs for fans waiting outside for me after the game. ^Sam #sharkswishgranted


Today was an unforgettable experience to live the day as a San Jose Shark. Thank you everyone! ^Sam #sharkswishgranted


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