Over the weekend, Braden Neinaber of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan spent the weekend in Washington D.C. having the time of his life. The eight-year-old Braden Holtby-superfan suffers from Langerhans cell histiocytosis, a disease similar to cancer, and the Washington Capitals decided to treat Neinaber like one of their own.
That means Saturday, Neinaber skated with the team during practice before joining them at Verizon Center for the Sabres game Sunday.
There were several heart-warming moments, including the ceremonial face-off on Sunday where young Braden kicks noted pest Steve Ott out of the dot. The other oh my gosh moment: Braden’s mock fight with Tom Wilson on Saturday.
Look how happy he is.
Yesterday, eight-year-old Braden Neinaber — who suffers from Langerhans cell histiocytosis (a disease similar to cancer) — had his wish fulfilled by Braden Holtby, as he got to meet his favorite player and practice with the Washington Capitals. On Sunday, young Braden also participated in the ceremonial face-off before the Buffalo Sabres game.
He did not disappoint.
Before he dropped the puck, Neinaber threw Sabres captain and known pest Steve Ott out of the dot.
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