Chicago Blackhawks forward Brandon Saad, who is currently out with a broken right thumb, was among the top players to purchase school supplies for his son during the NHL lockout.
Saad is currently a rookie for the Blackhawks and was selected in the fifth round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Here are some of the school supplies Saad purchased for his young son, who was born two weeks ago.
The Blackhawks have also been stocking their locker rooms, which are already full with jerseys, hoodies, and other items to celebrate the team’s 50th anniversary this season.
“It’s great to have a lot of school supplies.
I’m glad they are here and it makes me feel better,” Saad said.
“The only reason I didn’t buy these things was because they weren’t on sale.
I had to buy some stuff from my wife because I couldn’t get them on sale.”
According to the Chicago Tribune, Saad was among a group of players to attend a school supply drive on the Blackhawks’ campus.
Saad said he also planned to buy the school supply to keep his son’s favorite sports books and games, but that his wife, who works as a teacher, would be out of town.
In the meantime, Saads son will be able to enjoy the team during his time with the Blackhawks, who play in the American Hockey League (AHL) in December.
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