Because of such high fan interest, I’m reposting this from my twitter account (@CamConnorNHL):
I have to share a story about Edmonton Oilers Paul Coffey and what a great man he is (because he is too humble to ever share this himself). At the Humboldt Broncos jersey event I attended a few nights ago, there was an auction to raise money for scholarships named in honour of the Humboldt players.
One of the most prized items up for auction was a guitar (pictured below, not my photo) that had the faces of all the Humboldt players that had passed from the bus tragedy. Understandably, two of the families of the players went into a bit of a bidding war for the guitar.
Eventually one family had the highest bid (around $6,000 I believe) and won the guitar. Later that evening, they also auctioned off the guitar that Tom Cochrane sang Big League with (pictured below).
Immediately, Paul Coffey bid $10,000 (knowing he probably wouldn’t be outbid) and won the guitar. He gave it right to the family who was outbid to ensure they also had a momento to take home with them. True class.
I speak about Paul’s act of kindness on Episode 26 on my podcast.