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Cole Caufield Reacts to Heartbreaking News From His Legendary Mentor

Published December 14, 2023 at 8:53

In the past few hours, the hockey world has been struck by unfortunate news: we have learned of the very sad news that Tony Granato is battling non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of cancer.

Here's what the former NHL player had to say about it:

For those who may not know, Granato also became a coach after his playing career and notably coached Cole Caufield with the Wisconsin Badgers at the University of Wisconsin in the NCAA.

The young star has never hidden his affection for Granato, who was an important part of his development before he made the jump to the NHL.

In connection with this sad news, the Canadiens' number 22 broke his silence with a very touching statement for his former coach.

Here is what journalist Eric Engels reported in this regard:

To summarize, Caufield mentioned that this news shocked him, leaving him speechless. He also contacted Tony to support him, stating that he was a warrior.

He emphasized that the hockey world was behind him and that he was the perfect guy for this challenge.

In conclusion, the sharpshooter even reveals that Tony still sends him messages every time he scores a goal and that he was glad to have someone like him by his side, who is a mentor of great quality.

We hope everything goes well for Granato and wish him a speedy recovery.

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