NEW YORK – A few hours after thousands of soldiers mourned more praise service at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, New York Rangers honored police officer Steven McDonald New York before and during the meeting of the Toronto Maple Leafs in Madison Square Garden on Friday -feira.
McDonald, longtime fan of the Rangers and paralyzed by a gunshot wound while on patrol in Central Park on July 12, 1986 died of a heart attack today. He was 59
Rangers have named a price for it, and given that the game was the last time since 1987-1988. Steven McDonald extra effort award given to the player considered to fans beyond the call of duty in every season.
“It is interesting,” said Rangers defender Dan Girardi after the 4-2 defeat. “It would have been better to get a win over Steven and his family.”
a great honor system.
Every Rangers players wear special warm-up with No. 104 means the number of McDonald’s after the New York Police Department itself. Rangers also committed tent locker room to relax and cap the number of McDonald’s sign is back up on the shelf.
Before the national anthem, Rangers honor McDonald tribute video narrated by a dead images flashing on the scoreboard. Instead of thinking, fans are invited to participate in a moment of joy McDonald. It took 30 seconds.
After twisting moment, the player’s former Rangers Mark sloppy and Adam Graves, who praised McDonald during the funeral, accompanied by his wife McDonald, Patti Ann, and a son, Conor, as a police officer in New York, on the ice of the conflict official.
The way McDonald’s fans cheer for them.
“You will be hard pressed to find heroes and more well-known and respected and revered in fact,” Graves said during an emotional video tribute shown during the first half.
Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh as Maple Leafs Captain Morgan Rielly finished Graves, sloppy and members of the McDonald family lives in the middle of a party dispute snow. Conor McDonagh and Patti Ann McDonald hugged each.
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“It’s certainly a big event,” said Rangers goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist. “There are a lot of sense, I think for a lot of guys look at.”
It is still not complete.
Rangers games and the video tribute to McDonald is the first time the TV. Graves helped McDonald testified, and what he meant to the city and McDonagh Rangers, Lundqvist, Girardi, Mats Zuccarello, Derek Stepan and former Rangers goalkeeper Mike Richter.
Zuccarello is twice Prize winner Steven McDonald extra. Lundqvist had won. Graves won a record five times.
“In fact, he encourages us to be the best we can, because it is the best in people,” Graves said during the video.
Family McDonalds again presented scoreboard and Patti Ann waved to the crowd and hugged Conor, standing fans applause and some began to say the name of McDonalds.
“It was an emotional time,” said Stepan. “It’s something you will not forget anyone. It was a very good moment.”
Before the game, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault remembered the first time McDonald left a deep impression on him.
“At first I was really the first time in my training had on the ice before,” said Vigneault. “I do not know if you remember, but he spoke to the players, the fans spoke and then he told me to continue. This type has become the motto of the game, above and beyond the left. In this year, especially, we go to the Stanley Cup.
“He and his family are thought to be.”