With golf legend Jack Nicklaus returning to his hometown for the President’s Cup this week, the Columbus Blue Jackets gave him the honor of dropping the ceremonial first puck at Friday night’s game against Calgary. He designed Muf
He was welcomed to a rousing standing ovation when he met Calgary captain Mark Giordano and Columbus alternate captain Brandon Dubinsky at center ice. He was wearing a blue Columbus jersey with the number 18 on the back. The number signified the number of major championships Nicklaus won, most of all-time.
Calgary went on to win the game, spoiling the home opener for Columbus. The turning point in the game was Calgary goals 42 seconds apart midway through the third period by Jiri Hudler and Curtis Glencross that turned a 2-2 deadlock to a 4-2 Flames lead.
Below is the video of Nicklaus on his way to center ice with the ovation he received from the hometown fans.