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Some people try to do good deeds and tell the whole world about them. Others just do the good deeds without waiving a flag and pleas for Twitter followers.

Here’s a story for you about one of the most humble people - Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk and how his good deed possibly went further than he thought it would himself.

About 10 years or so ago there was a young boy who lived in the Russian city of Kazan. His name was Alexander. Even though he was about eight at the time, he excelled in hockey. Unfortunately, there were problems with hockey equipment, or lack thereof. So some friends asked Pavel Datsyuk to help. And he did, sending some professional hockey sticks and skates to the boy Datsyuk had never even met.

Right now that boy, who also happens to be a former first round draft pick, is a star forward for the Winnipeg Jets. His name is Alexander Burmistrov.

Who knew this was going to happen?

(Thanks to my friend Pavel Lysenkov for sharing)

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Wow that's terrific.

It really upsets me to know that out there in the world there are people who are doing menial jobs just to survive because they had a talent and a passion but they didn't have the tools or the support to allow them to pursue it.

That's what makes it so special to be able to help. Whether it's through donations of money, equipment, facilities, coaching, camps, or whatever else, it's really cool to get involved with grassroots sports because you have no idea who you might be grooming for future success.

Thanks for sharing OP :)

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Wow that's terrific.

It really upsets me to know that out there in the world there are people who are doing menial jobs just to survive because they had a talent and a passion but they didn't have the tools or the support to allow them to pursue it.

That's what makes it so special to be able to help. Whether it's through donations of money, equipment, facilities, coaching, camps, or whatever else, it's really cool to get involved with grassroots sports because you have no idea who you might be grooming for future success.

Thanks for sharing OP :)

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