Jason Spezza, Senators put smile on face of sick young fan

Senators forward Jason Spezza reached out to a young fan in hospital whose family's car was broken...

Senators forward Jason Spezza reached out to a young fan in hospital whose family's car was broken into, replacing memorabilia that was stolen. (Perry Nelson/USA TODAY Sports)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:24 PM ET

OTTAWA - Jason Spezza has already scored his biggest assist of the season -- off the ice.

The Senators’ got a text Thursday morning about a young fan named Justin, whose signed print from Spezza and defenceman Erik Karlsson was stolen before it could be given to him at Saint Vincent Hospital.

So Spezza put together a package including a signed jersey along with a couple of prints that were delivered to the 20-year-old at the hospital later in the afternoon.

“It’s pretty sad that somebody would steal from somebody that is in the hospital,” said Spezza before the club’s departure for Montreal Friday. “We just wanted to address it as quickly as possible.

"It’s nice to put a smile on the face of somebody who has been having a tough time. I don’t think I expected it to be this big of a story. We wanted to try to help him out and we heard that he would have taken it hard. It’s nice to have fans like that.”


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