You often will hear coaches talk about how it's not the name on the back of they jersey that matters, it's what's on the front. A great analogy for putting the team first. However, the back of the New York Rangers' jersey has made him my hero.
Emergency goalies don't make headlines often. Once and a while you'll hear about them having to suit up because goalies are injured or sick, so sometimes they have to call a local player in to dress up as the emergency back up goalie. When the Rangers' starting tender, Ondrej Pavelec, went down Andrew Margolin, who plays for the local New York St. Nick's, was called up to suit up and ride the bench. For Andrew, a minor league player, this is a dream come true. A true honor...to wear his home team's jersey with his own name on it...or at least it could have been. Andrew's last name, "Margolin," wasn't the name on the jersey, and instead Andrew found his jersey said..."McBackup" and in case that wasn't enough of a joke he was number 69.
A prime example of why hockey is the greatest sport. Go get 'em, McBackup. Apparently living your dream, comes with a price. Good to see he's a good sport.
"Get out there, McBackup. We're counting on you." https://t.co/IBOdxPXpQL— PlayItAgainSam (@fr1skyd1ngo) February 10, 2018