It’s not rare to see NHLers have their sons make the big leagues as well. In fact, family ties are present all throughout the league, and there have been some very notable ones as the league develops.

Even in today’s game, there are a number of NHLers that had fathers play before them. William Nylander, Paul Stastny, Max Domi, Matthew and Brady Tkachuk, Tyler Bertuzzi… just to name a few.

Jake Gardiner is trying to enter into the conversation by getting his young son, Henry, involved in hockey at an early age. It seems to be working.




My quarantine training buddy!

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That’s enough to earn an entry-level contract, we’d say! He may be young, but this kid’s got potential.

Keep clappin’, Henry!

(H/T Instagram/Jake Gardiner)