José (Jo-say) Theodore (Thee-uh-dore) was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1994 and played with them until March of 2006, winning the Hart and Vezina Trophies in 2002. He spent two and a half seasons with the Colorado Avalanche. José signed with the Washington Capitals in July 2008 where he played the next two seasons. He was awarded the Masterton Trophy in 2010. He played the 2010-11 season with the Minnesota Wild, and then played 2 seasons with the Florida Panthers.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
2010 Wild About Children Event
On Monday December 6, 2010 the Minnesota Wild players "swapped their jerseys for aprons" at the annual Wild About Children event held at Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant in St. Paul. This annual event raises money for Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.
I'm sure Theo was happy to participate in this event, as helping children's hospitals is a cause near and dear to him.
Here he is serving wine to guests...how cute is he?
I thought the shirt that José was wearing that night looked familiar. Isn't it the same one he wore to the check presentation for Saves for Kids (see below?) I really liked the shirt, so it stuck out in my mind.
And here's the group photo from Wild About Children. I'm 99% sure he's in the back row, to the left of Miettinen and Zanon. But he's right behind Madden, and you can only see the top of his head and the corner of his shirt.
Here's a link to the whole photo album on the Wild site. Then here's a video of the event with Eric Nystrom interviewing some of the guys. No shots of José in here, but it's still pretty cute.
Then here is Fox Sports North's video covering the event. Still no José.
During the Dec 9th game Fox Sports North showed a little clip of the event, and it seemed to be slightly different footage than the video they have posted, because José is actually in the background once. I thought it was him when I first saw the clip during the game, and when I saw the photo on the Wild's site and the shirt he was wearing, I realized it definitely was. Here's a screen cap. You can see him (barely) in the center in the background.