Jose Theodore honored with Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
Capitals goaltender Jose Theodore received the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, an award presented to "the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey."
Theodore was honored for the fundraising program he started in memory of his two-month-old son, Chace, who passed away in August from respiratory complications related to a premature birth.
"Oh, this one is going to be tough," Jose started.
He said he was 'very touched and moved by this award."
His son, Chase, was born on June 22 last year. Instead of celebrating his first birthday, he was celebrating an award he never wanted to win. Jose cried as he thanked his teammates, the ownership, all the Caps fans and his family. His daughter is actually celebrating her birthday today.
Give Jose a lot of credit for getting through that speech. That could not have been easy.
Posted by: timmyv38 | June 23, 2010 8:41 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: capscoach | June 23, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: CAP-lanta | June 23, 2010 11:11 PM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.