(CBS) During a recent road trip to the Phoenix area that saw the Blackhawks earn a 5-4 overtime win against the Coyotes last Thursday, Chicago backup goalie Scott Darling lended a helping hand to a man in need.
In a story first posted on @KVanGate38’s Twitter account and since confirmed by Darling himself, Darling paid for a month’s rent at a hotel for a down-on-his-luck man. Darling also bought the individual groceries. The gestures came after Darling had met the man on the street.
Here's another example of hockey players being awesome people... pic.twitter.com/mR1eNNB97F— Kane Van Gate (@KaneVanGate38) February 8, 2016
Darling had a quick comment about the story after it surfaced.
Just paying it forward... Lucky to be in a position to help. https://t.co/3peoM1lWLu— Scott Darling (@SDarling_33) February 8, 2016
Darling is 5-4-2 with a 2.61 goals against average and .911 save percentage this season for the Blackhawks.