Ariana Grande must have said "Thank you, next" to the first hockey puck that struck her as a young child because it wouldn’t be the last time it happened.
The musician shared a story from when she was five years old and attending Florida Panthers games that revealed she was struck by a puck twice, saying "started from the bottom now we here." It made her the first fan at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, to be struck by a puck:
A 2015 Fox Sports article noted she was raised a Panthers fan in Boca Raton, Florida, and would attend games.
The NHL invited her to return to an arena and watch some more hockey, although it would be understandable if she was hesitant:
Maybe she should return as a goaltender because her ability to deflect pucks and keep it moving is clearly second to none.