Senators’ Craig Anderson buys Stoneman Douglas hockey team 60 tickets to NHL game

Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson made the day a special one for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hockey team.

The Parkland, Fla., resident bought 60 members of their group tickets to the game against the Florida Panthers on Monday night. Each player received a signed jersey with autographs from the entire Senators team as well. Anderson spent time with the high school team and took photos prior to the game.

Stoneman Douglas was the site of a Feb. 14 school shooting that left 17 people dead.

Anderson and his family live in Parkland, and his two sons are in the school system, according to Fox Sports Florida. His wife teaches in Broward County. Anderson, 36, spent three years of his career with the Panthers from 2006-09.

“It’s big for our family,” Anderson said after the game. “We live here in Parkland, we’re raising our kids here. We’re living through (the tragedy) just like everyone else in the community. For us to give these guys a night out at the hockey game and watch a sport they love playing is the least I can do for the community.”

Stoneman Douglas won the state championship 11 days after the tragedy. They will play in nationals March 22-26.

Anderson made 35 saves in the Senators’ 5-3 win, which snapped the Panthers’ eight-game home winning streak.

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