If New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello wasn’t your favorite Blueshirt on the ice, well, that may change after witnessing this kind act from the Norwegian native.
What began as a clever idea to not only get the Rangers right winger’s attention, but a young lady’s as well — became more than a reality Monday night at Madison Square Garden, for Vinny.
The dedicated Rangers fan brought an eye-catching sign to the Columbus Blue Jackets – Rangers game, and one that Zucc couldn’t help but acknowledge. As seen in the photo below, Zuccarello signed off on Vinny’s smooth proposal to ask Catherine to the Prom…
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) March 1, 2016
Aside from getting the cool sign autographed and receiving Zucc’s game-used stick — the Rangers’ leading goal scorer even left a few words of advice for arguably his new biggest fan.
Did I mention No. 36 for the red, white and blue opened up the scoring for New York during the first period too? It was a night of celebration for the Broadway Blueshirts and the Prom duo, as the Rangers defeated Columbus by a final score of 2-1.
It’s safe to say Zucc was more than just center Derek Brassard’s wing-man on Leap Day 2016.