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Meeting Steve Yzerman

09/07/2019 at 8:38pm EDT

from Dana Wakiji of DetroitRedWings.com,

Young Tyler of Gaylord, Mich., had just one wish -- to meet Steve Yzerman.

The Detroit Red Wings and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan were happy to make that happen on Saturday at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City during the NHL Prospect Tournament as the Wings beat the St. Louis Blues.

Tyler started skating at age 3 and wanted to grow up to be a hockey player.

But that plan was derailed in high school when he broke his neck in a non-hockey accident and suffered a spinal cord injury that paralyzed him.

So when Yzerman, the Wings executive vice president and general manager, walked down the stairs for the first intermission, you couldn't wipe the smile off Tyler's face.

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