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Tinley Park Teen Invites Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw to Prom

What did the Blackhawks center say to the Victor J. Andrew High School student's request?

Hundreds of Blackhawks fans filed into a Goodwill in Lemont Sunday, for a quick meet-and-greet with the team's center Andrew Shaw.

They came bearing pucks, posters, photos and sticks, and waited out a line hours long to meet their favorite. But for Andrew High School student Sydney Gountounas, the stakes were even a little bit higher. 

She didn't just want an autograph—she wanted a date to prom. 

Syndey, 17, held up a handwritten sign asking "One goal: Prom?" to the 22-year-old Canadian-born NHL star. 

"He's my favorite player ever—he's so nice," she said. 

She flashed the sign as she stepped up for his autograph, and Shaw smiled shyly. 

"I think I'm a little too old for prom."

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Jonas March 03, 2014 at 11:23 AM
Is this the celebrity version of not buying a Streetwise newspaper from a homeless individual? Anyway - these stunts are unoriginal and no longer worthy of press.
S. March 03, 2014 at 05:11 PM
He should have picked a different place, people like me who were actually there to shop could't navigate between the aisles because all the people we're sitting on the floor eating, playing cards, and sitting on the furniture. And this was about 2 hours before he was even supposed to get there. Really hoped Goodwill charged admission for all the profit they lost.
Rachel Klementzos March 03, 2014 at 09:38 PM
Wow party poopers. Stop being crabby and appreciate little things more. Gosh.
Julie H March 04, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Get over yourself Jonas. This was just a young girl excited to meet someone she admires. I am sure she never expected him to say yes.

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