Hockey players are on the opposite end of the salary spectrum of Professional Sports.
I think this causes them to be a little more connected to the fans, and that shows in this story -
PITTSBURGH -- A Pittsburgh Penguins fan got quite a surprise from Mike Rupp before a recent game at Consol Energy Center.
During warmups, Rupp crashed into the boards, causing John Kraynak to spill his beer.
Rupp, knowing arena beer isn’t cheap, had a trainer go to the locker room and grab $10 from his wallet and a hockey puck.
Kraynak told Channel 11 News that Rupp wrote an apology on the puck, signed it, taped the money to the back and tossed it to him.