sidney crosby jersey

Sidney Crosby signs jersey for a Canadian teen that lost his in a house fire

Talk about a sweet surprise; Sidney Crosby recently signed a replacement jersey for a Calgary teenager that lost his beloved hockey jersey in a terrible house fire in May.

Hockey fan Hudson Matheson received his new jersey last Saturday after losing a similar one in a blaze that destroyed his home.

An image posted by Matheson's neighbour shows part of the jersey still hanging on the wall.

Former pro coach and firefighter Chris Leinweber helped to make it happen; after hearing that Matheson's jersey was destroyed, Leinweber began to reach out to a number of contacts, eventually getting hold of Crosby, per CTV News.

Leinweber asked Crosby if he would consider signing another jersey.

Happily, the Pittsburgh Penguins player, who hails from Nova Scotia, granted Leinweber's request. He wrote on the jersey, "To Hudson, all the best, your friend, Sidney Crosby."

Matheson reached out on his social media channels to thank former pro hockey player Mike Commodore and everyone else involved in securing the signed jersey for their help.

"We really appreciate everything," he wrote. "This is so amazing."

Lead photo by

Mike Commodore

Latest Videos

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Sports

NHL might have an all Canadian division next year due to border restrictions

Avril Lavigne surprises NFL player who was singing her song while training

Steve Nash is the second Canadian to be named head coach of an NBA team

Golf course straddling the Canada-U.S. border won't let members cross over

NHL just postponed all of the playoff games tonight

Fans and players condemn NHL for going ahead with games while other leagues boycott

NHL says players have no plans to boycott games and nobody is surprised

How systemic racism shaped the history of Canada's swimming pools