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Matt Dumba rescues family from the cold on his way home from Wild game

Colton Pankiw   ·   22 janvier 2020
Minnesota Wild defenceman Matt Dumba showed Monday night why hockey players are some of the world’s finest. Dumba and his team had just lost to the Florida Panthers earlier that night 5-4, but that didn’t stop the 25-year-old Canadian from helping a stranger in need.

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A man named Nicholas Swanson posted early Tuesday morning on his Facebook page that he had noticed a car stalled in the middle of the road late the night before. He saw that another vehicle was already pulled over helping out, but thought he would also stop to make sure everything was alright.

He quickly noticed that the other vehicle who had pulled over to help out was Matt Dumba. Not only had Dumba pulled over to help the car who needed assistance, he had already gone to the gas station and filled up a gas tank so the car could get started.

It turned out to be a man with his wife and kid in the vehicle, which could have been a scary situation due to the cool temperature. Both Dumba and Swanson helped the man start his vehicle. The man was extremely grateful, as he hugged and thanked Dumba and Swanson for their kind act.

Swanson also noted on the Facebook status how many people drove right by, yet a professional athlete who had just finished playing a game took the time to stop and help. As Swanson said, it would have been very easy for Dumba to drive by like everyone else. Instead, he went out of his way to help complete strangers that needed a hand.



It seems like many times a year we hear stories similar to this from NHL athletes. Kindhearted stories like this are just another reason why so many of us love the sport.



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QUIZ ON TRADERUMOURS
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Which country is the most indebted in the world?
GREECE
JAPAN
UNITED STATES
YEMEN
SURVEY
Which scenario would you prefer if the NHL season restart?
END OF REGULAR SEASON + PLAYOFFS
IMMEDIATELY PLAYOFFS WITH 16 TEAMS
IMMEDIATELY PLAYOFFS WITH MORE TEAMS
IT'S BETTER TO CANCEL THE SEASON