How can you not love this guy?
Elias Pettersson might be from Sweden but he's being so Canadian lately. At Monday night's Canucks game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks' Elias Pettersson, AKA Petey, shot a puck during warm-up. It ended up hitting the crossbar and striking a Canucks fan who in the stands at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. He made it up to them by giving them an autographed hat and it was the most Canadian thing ever.
The hat Petey signed said simply, "Sorry about the puck," on one side of the brim and had his autograph on the other side.
Petey's apology is super Canadian and at 21-years-old he's a very polite Canuck player.
Luckily, the fan appeared uninjured and in good spirits since they seemed to pose for photos with the signed hat later.
Even though the Canucks lost to the Flyers in their game on Monday, November 25 at least we have this memorable moment to treasure from the game.
Canadians are the first to make fun of our penchant for apologizing. It's a really strong part of our culture and it sets us apart from the rest of the world.
Few things are so Canadian as apologizing for hitting someone with your hockey puck. It's so Canadian that it sounds like the punchline of a joke.