Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid travelled to Humboldt and Saskatoon on Tuesday — with Ryan O’Reilly from the Buffalo Sabres and junior hockey executive Sherry Bassin — to visit some of the families impacted and players injured in a devastating bus crash on April 6.
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The NHL phenom said he wanted the trip to be low-key and personal for the players and their families.
“This isn’t supposed to be a media event,” McDavid said.
“This is supposed to be what it is … and that’s trying to bring smiles to faces. I hope we did that here today.”
McDavid visited the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.
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He also went to Humboldt, where he, O’Reilly and Bassin visited schools, toured the local arena and spoke to families.
“It’s worth every little bit — every little second — to be here.”
On April 6, the Humboldt Broncos team bus collided with a semi-truck while en route to an SJHL playoff game.
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Sixteen people were killed as a result of the crash.
As of Tuesday afternoon, nine people remained in hospital; two in critical condition.
Watch below: Members of the Edmonton Oilers react to the devastating Humboldt Broncos bus crash.