PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pierre-Edouard Bellemare gets the best teammate award of the 2017 International Ice Hockey World Championship, thus far.
The 32-year-old Flyers’ winger scored a goal and an assist for France, helping his team to a 5-1 win in the IIHC. Bellemare earned himself player of the game honors, but he didn’t accept the award.
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Instead, Bellemare gave the award to his goalie, 32-year-old Florian Hardy, who made 42 saves.
“I didn’t actually hear my name,” Bellemare said via NHL.com. “I was clapping for [Hardy], looking at him, then he heard my name. This was not right.
“Anybody would’ve done it that way. There was no way I was going to take that prize. He deserved every bit of it and more.”