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Habs Fan Given Stick By Suzuki Forced To Leave Scotiabank Arena

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**UPDATE**

The Montreal Canadiens have offered a signed Nick Suzuki jersey to Hunter Bouparlant.

A young Montreal Canadiens fan was bounced from Scotiabank Arena Saturday night because he refused to surrender a hockey stick gifted to him by Canadiens forward Nick Suzuki during warmups.

Prior to the Canadiens’ 3-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday, Suzuki noticed a young Montreal Canadiens fan with a sign asking him for a selfie and a puck.

Nick Suzuki skated over to the boards and tossed a puck to the fan, Hunter Bouparlant, but Hunter ended up with a fat and bloody lip when he failed to reel in the puck and it hit him in the mouth. Suzuki wasn’t about to let that be Hunter’s lasting memory of the exchange. The Montreal Canadiens forward then took the selfie with Hunter and gifted him a hockey stick.

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Unfortunately though, the staff at Scotiabank Arena ruined the magical moment for Hunter when they forced him and his Dad, Steven, to either surrender the stick from Suzuki or leave the arena. According to Steven, they were told the stick was considered a dangerous weapon. Obviously a meaningless game for the Montreal Canadiens was less important than a hockey stick from Nick Suzuki and the father and son left with the stick.

There has been no public comment on the incident from the Toronto Maple Leafs or Scotiabank Arena but on Monday morning, longtime TSN Montreal Canadiens reporter John Lu tweeted that the Canadiens were going to address what happened to Hunter.

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