Patrick Maroon Gives Emotional Interview After Seeing His Son Celebrate Goal

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistDecember 20, 2016

Patrick Maroon scored a game-tying goal for the Edmonton Oilers in his return home to St. Louis on Monday night. Edmonton ultimately defeated the Blues 3-2 in overtime.

Following his clutch goal, the camera caught his son, Anthony, celebrating in the stands.

Maroon later saw the reaction, which he was asked about during a postgame interview on Sportsnet. He choked up in a genuine moment far removed from the typical player platitudes.

"It's pretty cool, pretty emotional," Maroon said while holding back tears. "I don't get to see him as much. It's pretty special."

Athletes spend a lot of time away from their families on the road. In a moment that made those sacrifices worthwhile, the winger and proud dad created a memory neither he nor his son will soon forget.

 [Sportsnet Canada]