Flames goalie Mike Smith helps man in wheelchair get through the snow

Dec 20 2017, 7:55 pm

Not all heroes wear capes.

Some wear masks.

For evidence of this, I’ll refer you to the story that St. Louis broadcaster Kelly Chase shared Wednesday on Twitter:

Chase, who’s in Calgary in preparation for tonight’s Flames-Blues game, witnessed goaltender Mike Smith help a fellow man in need.

“Just watched Mike Smith jump out of his truck in the snow and help a man in a wheelchair cross the street,” Chase tweeted at 12:29 pm. “Cause that’s what hockey players do.”

Smith, who is a fiery competitor on the ice for the Flames, proved that he has a good heart. He proved he’s a Good Samaritan too.

This story comes less than two months after Alex Ovechkin gave his coat to a homeless man in Edmonton.

In an age where pro athletes make millions – Smith will collect $4.25 million this season – fans can sometimes be skeptical about the character of the players they watch. It’s nice to know that Calgary’s goaltender is someone to be proud of.

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