OTTAWA - Senators captain Jason Spezza got a call from his brother about a little news story involving a sick little boy named Justin whose Ottawa Senators print was stolen before it could even get to him at Saint Vincent Hospital.
Spezza wasted no time making things right.
On behalf of the entire Ottawa Senators team, we wish you all the best and thanks for being a big fan.
As notes go, that's a keeper. It also shows, in many ways, Ottawa is a real family town.
"We're very proud of our captain today," said Senators spokesman Brian Morris.
Ottawa cops are hoping the public can help them find the thief who -- in broad daylight -- smashed the car window and stole the print.
The thief used a rock to smash the car window on Tuesday in the area of Cambridge and Primrose streets. The photo was a personalized print of Ottawa Senators Captain Jason Spezza and all-star and former Norris Trophy winner defenceman Erik Karlsson.
Morris said Spezza had already heard about the story when he approached the captain about it.
"He said he'd like to do something," Morris said.
A special package containing a team-signed home red jersey and personalized Spezza and Karlsson prints was put together -- along with the touching note quoted above.
It was delivered at noon Thursday.
Cops are hoping someone might have seen the theft. Anyone with information is asked to call 613-236-1222 ext. 5635 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477.