Hockey player Charlie Capalbo back on ice after bone marrow transplant

NBC Sports celebrates Hockey Day in America this Sunday with an NHL tripleheader on NBC and NBCSN, as well as a collection of stories and features which explore hockey’s impact and influence across the U.S.

Last year we shared the story of Charlie and Will Capalbo, goaltending brothers from Fairfield, Conn.

At the time, Charlie was in his second battle with cancer and this time was in need of a bone marrow transplant.

His brother, Will, turned out to be the match but there was no guarantee of success. Charlie is now in remission, and NBC Sports went with Charlie and his family for a bucket list trip to the 2020 Winter Classic at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, and later to a local rink to see the brothers take the ice together, just like old times.

Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.

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