Sawyer Seidl

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Hockey-playing Seidl brothers from Congo meet Devils’ P.K. Subban

Adopted from an orphanage in Congo, brothers Sawyer and Simon Seidl are now budding ice hockey stars in Minnesota. TODAY introduced them to their idol, P.K. Subban of the New Jersey Devils – and in Studio 1A, they get a special holiday surprise.

Craig Melvin of NBC’s “Today” told the family’s story back in October, which caught the eye of the Devils defenseman and his fiancée Lindsey Vonn.

How kids from Congo became budding hockey stars

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Molly and Steve Seidl adopted Sawyer and Simon from an orphanage in the Democratic Republic of Congo when they were just 3 and 5 years old. The boys started playing ice hockey while living in Stillwater, Minnesota. Ten years later, they’re becoming stars in the sport.

Craig Melvin of NBC’s “Today” met the family to help tell their story.