NHLers are human too, let's honor them for their battle off the ice.
- Alex Ovechkin:his mentor & brother, Sergei died when he was ten.
- Phil Kessel:overcame testicular cancer
- Taylor Pyatt:his fiance died in an accident
- Kris Letang:overcame a stroke and losing his best friend Luc Bourdon
- Jordin Tootoo:his brother committed suicide
- Matt Stajan:buried his newborn child
- Rich Peverley:suffered a heart related trauma.