Jacob Brown Signs Two-Day Contract with Kings
Jacob Brown is not your average 12 year old living in Huntsville, Alabama attending the TPH Center of Excellence. Brown was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at age 9. This fight however has not changed Brown’s passion and desire for the game of hockey. An avid Huntsville Havoc fan, Brown was named captain of the Southern Professional team back when he was diagnosed.
Now 12-year-old, Brown went from being on the Make A Wish Foundation’s waiting list, to on a flight out to Los Angels with his family to sign a two-day contract with the Kings.
“Just happy to be on the ice with the @LAKings”
Jacob Brown’s wish to be a part of the team came true – complete with an interview at the bench with @CarrlynBathe@MakeAWishLA | #LAKingsLive pic.twitter.com/JuervZDfjY
— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) November 23, 2019
Brown took the ice with the team joining them in practice, taking warm ups with the team and of course wining the opening faceoff against Arizona Coyotes captain, Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
“He’s brought a lot of joy to our team.” — Todd McLellan praises the LA Kings for welcoming Jacob Brown to the team #HockeyFightsCancer | @makeawishla | @LAKingsCare pic.twitter.com/ex7d3HiN2b
— LA Kings (@LAKings) November 24, 2019
We are excited for this incredible opportunity and we will always have Jacob’s back in his fight on and off the ice.