While some of us were glued to the tv counting how many times Tim Thomas’ face was shown over the shoulder of Dirk Nowitzki at last night’s ESPY’s (it was 12, in case you were wondering), other players from all levels of the hockey world came together at the Terry Conners Rink in Stamford, CT for the Big Assist III to raise money for the Obie Harrington-Howes Foundation. Some of the players hitting the puck for a good cause were Marty St. Louis (Tampa Bay Lightnin), Ryan Shannon (Ottawa Senators), Matt Moulson (New York Islanders), James vanRiemsdyk (Philadelphia Flyers), Jonathan Quick (Los Angeles Kings), and, in one of his first public skating appearances since March 8th, Max Pacioretty (Montreal Canadiens). In addition to the game there was a silent auction with signed memorabilia from various NHL players including Alex Ovechkin, Henrik Lundqvist, and Sidney Crosby. The event managed to raise $6,600.
For pictures from the event, you can click on the links below.