David Rittich warmed the hearts of hockey fans this past week after he reached out to a young fan who was visibly upset about him getting traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs ahead of Monday’s deadline. Being the good guy he is, ‘Ritter’ FaceTimed the little guy to try and cheer him up, and it looks like we now have a bit of backstory on why and how things happened.

Rittich spoke on seeing the video of the young fan with TSN’s Mark Masters and it turns out that the youngster might have a jersey on the way. If the Flames don’t make the playoffs then we know who the four-year-old will be cheering for come May.


Dave, talk about a good way to not only make a good impression on your new fan base, but also stay in the good books of your old one. Just an all around likeable guy right here.


And let’s not forget… the 29-year-old is a friend of BarDown’s!


Good on you Dave, you’re a beauty pal.

(H/T Mark Masters)