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Dan Carcillo Helps A Family In Need

A couple weeks ago, Chicago lost one of our finest. Dan Capuano, a firefighter and colunteer St. Jude hockey coach, lost his life in the line of duty.

Former Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo took time to bring smiles back to the Capuano family’s faces during an impossibly tough time. As tough as he was on the ice, Carcillo has been a tremendous ambassador for the game during his brief retirement.

Please consider helping the Capuano family by donating here.

10 thoughts on “Dan Carcillo Helps A Family In Need

  1. Last year up from September to December Daniel Carcillo was an important and effective part of this team. He scored some great goals for us and was an exciting player to watch with his all out effort. His role somewhat diminished after that as concussion issues started to be a concern. Don Cherry alluded to this even though it’s never really brought forth. The Blackhawks to a man never turned their back on him and honoured him all the way up to getting his name on the Stanley Cup. He was a good friend to Steve Montador and remained so after Steve’s tragic death with his non profit Chapter 5. This is yet another classy and very real thing to do for this family and definitely in the Chicago Blackhawk tradition. It’s actions like this that also give NHL players a good name. Way to go Daniel.

  2. What an unselfish and wonderful thing to do. This is what being a hockey player is all about, giving back to the community and caring about other people.

    Class act by a guy who was not a super star, but had the heart of one.

  3. For all his on ice antics this guy has done a complete 180 off the ice. From wanting more for players post career to stuff like this. Big stick tap to Mr. Carcillo. Keep it up dude. Restores my faith in humanity.

  4. Yes Daniel wasn’t the fan favorite for his on the ice antics. Always judge after you have read the entire book. He has become a humble, caring , advocate for all in need. He may not be able to give monitarily, but he makes up with his heart! Always a fan for someone who can turn things around while helping others in need. God Bless u “carbomb” diffuser!

  5. Carcillo had one of the, if not THE most memorable moment in last year’s Blackhawks regular season. He gets expelled from the Kings game in LA after a fight he wins against a D-man- with the Hawks winning- and while getting off the ice he salutes the opponent fans with the “queen wave”.

    That’s elite pest behavior right there.

    Here’s the video:

  6. As his career and life have evolved Carcillo has clearly become a very caring and benevolent person. A lightning rod of energy, both positive and negative on the ice he appeared to be a good team guy when his head was screwed on right. He didn’t get the Car bomb moniker for nothing. Becoming a father and the death of Steve Montador seemed to wake something up inside Daniel in a very good way.

    Thanks Tab for posting. This is a heart warming story. Thanks also to DumDum for bringing back the hilarious Carcillo Queen Wave moment. That is just as funny to watch now as when it took place.

    A very Merry Christmas to all who contribute on this board and to your families.

    Lets Go Hawks!

  7. Always ready to stick up for a teammate as a player and he continues to do so in retirement with his creation of the non-profit org assisting former players with post-concussion syndrome. Now he takes it a step further by doing his part to help this family in a time of tragedy and sorrow.
    A huge “stick tap” to #13 Danny Carcillo.

    Merry Christmas to all the great posters on this board and to you Tab Bamford for all the hard work you put in here, day in and day out.

  8. Didn’t like him at first (2010 Philadelphia) when 82dodged his hit and he hit his own player (then Burr goes, that’s your first good hit of the yr, that’s your first good hit of the yr.) but then we got him in 2013 and other then some dumb penalty I liked him since. Seeing how he came back to us in 2015 after being in LA/NY because he wanted/preferred to be here/us. Now look at everything hes done off the ice for people. Think he saw/took the good things (got what its about) our organization/players do on a regular basis and wanted to do/be the same from then on.

    Came back to the good side of the force in the end.

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