Columbus Blue Jackets winger Cam Atkinson nets not just one, not two, but three goals. Then delivers surprise for young fan.

By William Chase

Score a goal, win a dog?

That’s the story for one lucky girl, who on her birthday, displayed a sign Monday night at Nationwide Arena, a game between the Montreal Canadiens and Columbus Blue Jackets saying:

“Dad said if 13 scores on my birthday we get a dog.”

No. 13 is winger Cam Atkinson, and not only did he deliver on his end, he had a party of his own, netting three for his third-career hat trick, en route to Columbus’ 5-2 win over Montreal.

The cool part is when Atkinson caught wind of the story, he decided to buy the girl and her family a dog, as well as everything the dog, and family, will need for it.

A solid gesture on No. 13’s part.

NEXT: The One Thing That Placed KP In Melo’s Heart

William Chase is editor at Elite Sports NY, and has been featured on such prominent websites including Bleacher Report. William is also currently the Marketing & Media Relations Intern for the Augusta GreenJackets.