VIDEO: A firsthand look at how the Sharks made one young fan's dream come true

Mar 20, 10:52 AM

The San Jose Sharks signed 18-year-old Sam Tageson to a one-day contract Tuesday, fulfilling his wish of skating with the team prior to their game against the Florida Panthers.

Tageson, who has been diagnosed with a heart condition, was outfitted with a camera for the festivities, providing a firsthand look at this once in a lifetime opportunity.


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Mar 19, 8:51 AM

VIDEO: Sharks help make young fan's dream come true

Mar 19, 8:51 AM

Prior to Tuesday's game against the Florida Panthers - a 3-2 loss - the San Jose Sharks accomplished something far greater than anything on the ice by helping make a young fan's dream come true.

Eighteen-year old Sam Tageson, a "lifelong" Sharks fan with heart condition, practiced with the team and skated out of the famous shark head for the pre-game warmups, becoming the first non-player to do so.

The young man was clearly moved by the gesture, and it will go down as an experience he is sure to never forget.