19-year old New York Islanders forward Anthony Beauvillier scored during Thursday’s game and we noticed he had a motivational phrase written on his stick.
In case you were like me on Thursday and went to sleep before Anthony Beauvillier scored you would’ve missed this sweet goal.
A solid finish from Anthony Beauvillier there on the breakaway. One fan decided to pause the replay and look carefully at Beau’s stick and this is what they found.
If you look at the orange tape on the top of his CCM Super Tacks stick you can clearly see that it says “Have Fun”. I checked myself on the video to make sure this wasn’t photoshopped and it’s legit. Beau apparently writes this message on his stick before taking the ice.
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This is nothing new with athletes. When Jose Fernandez passed away many players began to write his initials and number on their uniforms, heck Tim Tebow’s bible verse eye black is probably the most famous example of players writing motivational sayings on their equipment.
The expression “Have Fun” is so simple yet such a good reminder of what the sport is all about. If you’ve played a sport at any sort of competitive level you know how important it is to have fun, that’s when you play your best.
Beau certainly must be having fun as he’s living out the dream of millions of kids. At 19-years old he’s making a living by playing the game he loves. When I was 19 the only thing I cared about was who’s turn it was to drive to McHebes.
Even though he’s younger he certainly seems to be fitting in well with the older guys on the team. Like from this hilarious segment from earlier in the year.
Anthony Beauvillier is turning into one of my favorite’s on this team. It’s hard not to root for the kid as he’s trying to find his way through learning the game at the NHL level. There have been some bumps along the way but you see his potential.
But that’s the beauty of it, he is just a kid having fun out there, just like it says on his stick.