Remembering Cal

Wednesday, 10.30.2013 / 10:37 AM

Throughout the month of October, the New York Islanders are encouraging fans to stand up in the fight against cancer. Today, the club would like to share a recent letter about Cal, a loyal fan who lost his battle with Leukemia last year.


My son Cal, a huge Islander fan, was diagnosed with Leukemia in Sept 2010. Hockey, especially the Islanders, was his passion. He was proud of the team having a Dane playing and followed Frans closely. Cal passed away last year after a 17 month battle at the age of 25. He would be so proud of you guys doing the cancer awareness month. I miss him terribly and now find myself following the Isles as my second fav. I named Cal after the Calgary Flames as I have been following them since the old WHA days in Atlanta. However to keep the memories of him alive I am rooting for the Isles more so now than ever. Thanks for what you do.

PS: enclosed is a pic of Cal in his jersey at an Ottawa/Isles game a couple of years ago, he got out of the hospital for the night to go to the game.

Kevin Jensen

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 71 27 42 -9 69
J. Tavares 59 24 42 -6 66
F. Nielsen 80 25 33 -11 58
J. Bailey 77 8 30 -8 38
B. Nelson 72 14 12 -10 26
M. Grabner 64 12 14 -10 26
T. Hickey 82 4 18 5 22
C. Clutterbuck 73 12 7 -9 19
C. McDonald 70 8 10 -22 18
R. Strome 37 7 11 -1 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
E. Nabokov 15 14 8 .905 2.74
K. Poulin 11 16 1 .891 3.29

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