By: Adam Gretz
Our bizarre NHL story of the day comes out of Philadelphia and involves new Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossmann. The second "N" at the end being the key, as it never existed on any of his official NHL gear or paperwork throughout his career, even though it was the actual way to spell his name.
Grossmann just never said anything. Until now.
According to Tim Pannaccio of CSN Philadelphia, the mistake was finally noticed by Flyers director of team services Bryan Hardenberg when he saw Grossmann's passport and spotted that the spelling did not match up with what is on the back of the defenseman's jersey, which has been spelled incorrectly since his NHL career began with the Dallas Stars.
"When I was younger coming up, I didn’t want to say anything," said Grossmann on Tuesday. "I was just happy to have a jersey with my name on it.”
Even if it wasn't the proper spelling.
The Flyers acquired Grossmann prior to the NHL trade deadline in exchange for a pair of draft picks, and had the trade not happened, it's likely that he would continued on with the wrong spelling on the back of his sweater.
So, if you're one of the fans out there that owns a Nicklas Grossman jersey, well, it's now officially a Jersey Foul.
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