Ottawa ON – Stay Smiling artist, Chris Drake was given a great opportunity to share his work with some of his NHL heroes. Not just an artist, Chris has a variety of interests that include playing and watching hockey. One of his venues to express his passion for sport is his hockey team, the Capital City Condors, for which he is the current captain. On July 27th the Condor’s held their annual BBQ that was attended by not one, but two NHL stars who serve as honorary captains of the team.
Matt Carkner is a Former NHL player for the San Jose Sharks, Ottawa Senators and the New York Islanders. While he was an Ottawa Senator, he was the active Honorary Captain of the Condors and has since moved to an alumni position. Matt recently retired from the NHL and is now coaching with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Chris presented Matt with a Cat Lover’s mug featuring his design.
But Chris wasn’t finished there! Also in attendance was Ottawa Senator #7 and current honorary captain of the Condors, Kyle Turris. Chris also gave Kyle a Cat Lover’s mug. Accompanying Kyle was his wife Julie who received a Cat Lover’s bib. When she saw the bib, Julie commented ‘I love it’.
You can learn more about why these NHL stars love Stay Smiling by checking out our story. If you're like us and love Chris's Cat Lover line, here are links to the mug and bib gifts he gave out.