Over four hundred people piled on to the green outside Vancouver General Hospital to show their love for fan favourite former Canuck Gino Odjick.
But, what fans didn’t expect, a special appearance by Odjick himself.
“I wanted to say thank you, I can’t stay too long,” said the former left wing. “I’ve got to get some medication and stuff, but I really appreciate you guys coming out.”
On Thursday night Odjick announced he’s dying of a terminal heart illness and only has weeks to live.
He concluded his letter to fans saying he missed the “Gino” cheers and wished he could hear them again.
And his wish came true.