Originally posted on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 4/11/13
HARTFORD, April 11, 2013:  The Connecticut Whale are proud to announce that Kelsey Tessier has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Hartford community during the 2012-13 season. This season Tessier was not only a huge part of the Whale’s annual events (the Special Olympics/CT Whale Bowl a Thon, and the Whale Winter Carnival), but he also spearheaded an event held early in the season to help raise money and awareness for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Tessier reached out to his teammates and was able to get eight other players to come out for the cause. The players took turns taking pictures and signing autographs, as they helped push donated auction items to help raise money to fight the disease. During the holiday season Tessier jumped at the opportunity to meet and greet fans at a local mall and spread holiday cheer. While signing autographs and taking pictures, Kelsey ...
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