Islanders' Leddy teaches Brooklyn kids the finer points of hockey
Nick Leddy has seen some of the best slap shots the game has to offer.
On Tuesday, the New York Islanders defenseman found himself facing the best efforts of 125 kids - ages 8-12 - when he participated in the City Park Foundation's street hockey clinic at Sunset Park in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Leddy demonstrated stickhandling, passing and shooting drills with the kids, many of whom had never picked up a hockey stick before the program began in October.
"It's good to get out in the community, but it's also great to teach kids a new sport," Leddy told the team's website. "It's a sport that I love and all of us hockey players love and can teach them. When there's great events like this, it's easy and fun to come out to."
Judging by the smiles on the kids' faces, Leddy scored one of the most important goals of his career.