FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Sarah Nurse surprised Igor Shesterkin with the “Forsberg” transfer and scored at the 2023 NHL All-Star Competencies introduced by DraftKings Sportsbook at FLA Reside Arena in Sunrise, Florida, on Friday.
Florida Panthers president and CEO Matt Caldwell shocked the Canadian women’s hockey star with a power transfer of his individual Saturday.
Caldwell, talking at the announcement of the 2023 NHL All-Star Weekend Legacy Venture, supplied Nurse a career at the Panthers’ future exercise and group rinks at FTL War Memorial, which is currently being refurbished in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Nurse assisted in a ball hockey clinic at the Legacy challenge occasion.
“Sarah, there you are,” Caldwell claimed. “I’m going to embarrass you, but I am going to present you a occupation these days, Ok? We want you to be the encounter of our women method at the War Memorial. So, are you prepared?”
Caldwell sounded like a male prepared to make a deal, telling Nurse that she wouldn’t need to have an agent.
“You can check with ‘Barky’ and Tkachuk,” he said, referring to Florida forwards Aleksander Barkov and Matthew Tkachuk. “This is not a joke. We are going to be coming to you later on. Arrive down to South Florida, just like most people else who’s relocating down below.”
Nurse said she was caught off guard but flattered by Caldwell’s offer you.
“I was like, ‘Yes, but my agent likely wouldn’t be pleased about me indicating of course,” she claimed. “Actually, this is these an great business. They’ve been ready to host an remarkable All-Star event. I want to help as significantly as I can to assist the expansion of the activity everywhere you go in the globe and South Florida.”
Caldwell indicated that he is likely to preserve inquiring about Nurse.
“I received her agent’s quantity suitable below,” he stated, keeping a small business card. “I’m going to give him a phone and see if we can do the job a thing out.
“We are useless really serious. This is a incredibly important application at the War Memorial, especially the girl’s method that we are going to be launching. To have a person of her caliber, we’d be blown away. She did not accept something nonetheless. We will see where it goes.”
Nurse is a two-time Olympian who received a gold medal enjoying for Canada at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. She had 18 details (five objectives, 13 helps) in seven game titles.
Caldwell was amazed by Nurse’s goal in the Learn NHL Tendy Tandem on Friday, applying a just one-hand shift manufactured famous by Hockey Hall of Famer Peter Forsberg towards Shesterkin.
Video: Nurse employs “The Forsberg” to score in Tendy Tandem
“She’s dynamic, a fantastic participant, and she scored on the ideal goalie final evening, which was really, imagine, the emphasize of the night time,” Caldwell explained. She’s phenomenal.”
Nurse reported she’s shocked by the reaction.
“Oh my goodness, it is really sort of funny, I failed to understand, I guess, how large of a deal it was,” she mentioned. “The entire function was actually magnificent. We adore that were ready to acquire aspect. That function, it was type of distinctive, but was just excellent to take portion in it. We have a single serious possibility to showcase talent that the NHL provides us, so you have to take that one particular minute or a single second and run with it.”