Adam Henrique’s return to New Jersey went pretty well, despite the 5-3 score in favor of the Devils. The Anaheim Ducks forward was given a nice tribute during the first period, scored one of the goals of the season and then received a truly thoughtful gift after the game from his ex-teammates.
But first, let’s go back to Nov. 2016 when Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid held a contest for fans to design him a new set of pads. Henrique, always the jokester, submitted his entry with Stephen Gionta in the George Costanza timeless art of seduction pose from “The Package” episode of Seinfeld.
One young netminder actually put the design on his pads, much to the delight of Henrique and Kinkaid.
After Monday’s game, the Devils had a present to give to their old mate before he left:
Henrique called it the best Christmas gift he’s ever received, and rightfully so.