It hasn’t been the season the Chicago Blackhawks hoped for. They’re bottom of the NHL’s standings.
Although generational talent Connor Bedard has started his NHL career great, it’s been somewhat overshadowed by an off-ice scandal involving veteran forward Corey Perry.
Perry had his contract terminated by the Blackhawks after an incident on a road trip, and now the team is looking for a fresh start and to just focus on hockey.
With how young the Blackhawks’ roster is, veteran players like Nick Foligno have an even more important role in the absence of Corey Perry.
Earlier this season, Foligno, an undisputed leader on the ice and in the locker room, openly criticized his younger teammates for not stepping up when needed.
Foligno had himself a great game on Tuesday in the Blackhawks’ 4-3 loss in OT against the Nashville Predators.
Foligno scored two goals and three points in the game, but he also went viral on social media for a completely different reason.
During the first intermission, his son Landon Foligno was on the ice to compete in an obstacle race with his young teammates.
The relay races are always entertaining to watch, and if your child participates, you don’t want to miss it. And that was the case for Foligno.
Despite being in the midst of an NHL game, Foligno left the locker room, took a seat on the Blackhawks’ bench, and watched his child compete on the ice.
The video of Foligno proudly watching his son gained a lot of attention on social media, with everyone praising him for being a true family man. We absolutely love to see it!