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Seth Lake 06-02-2010 02:52 PM

Dan Hamhuis in Haiti w/NHLPA - Blog updates, plus video and photos

Nashville Predators defenseman Dan Hamhuis has long been known for his charitable work, whether visiting the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital dressed as Winnie the Pooh to cheer up the kids, or being nominated by his teammates for this year's King Clancy Award.

Now, his latest endeavor takes him to Haiti on Wednesday, June 9th.

I sure Dirk's sentiment that wherever Hamhuis winds up after this summer, they will not only be getting a great hockey player, but a person that outshines his on-ice contributions with his work throughout the community.

Soundgarden 06-02-2010 04:24 PM

Shame he's probably not going to be in a preds uni anymore, great guy.

PredsV82 06-03-2010 10:23 AM

I wonder if he'll wear the Pooh bear outfit? :)

Seth Lake 06-09-2010 09:51 AM

A short video clip of Hamhuis talking about the start of his trip - Day 1:


Also, there here is the start of their daily blog...first entry written by Hamhuis...


Georges Laraque and I, along with NHLPA staffers Devin Smith and Jonathan Weatherdon traveled with World Vision Canada reps to Port-au-Prince, Haiti earlier today. I had a long trip but it was well worth it. I started my journey in Smithers, British Columbia, flew to Vancouver and then took the redeye flight to Montreal where I linked up with Georges, Devin & Jonathan and the World Vision crew. Once we gathered in Montreal, we boarded our flight to Port-au-Prince which was about 3.5 hours long.

Seth Lake 06-09-2010 09:53 AM

Hamhuis and Laraque in Haiti after a game of ball hockey...


Bad Karma 06-09-2010 11:58 AM


This afternoon we arrived in Haiti, where it is very hot, I mean seriously hotÖthe temperature is well over 35 degrees Celsius and the humidity is not what Iím used to in Northern BC.
Welcome to the Carribean! It does get miserable down there. Looks like a chance of rain today, that will steam it up.

Seth Lake 06-11-2010 09:27 AM


The images from five months ago were etched in the minds of millions. A devastating earthquake had slammed Haiti and the country was experiencing widespread death, massive destruction, utter chaos.

Earlier this week, Predators defenseman Dan Hamhuis got a firsthand look at recovery efforts when he traveled with a small group from the NHL Players' Association to offer physical and monetary help.

"It was pretty shocking at first," Hamhuis said Wednesday from Haiti. "To see it firsthand and smell the smells and feel the heat and see the people up close, it's pretty brutal.

"It's very devastating what they've been through. It's a very poor country to start with. A lot of people are living in tents amongst the rubble."
Nashville Predators' Dan Hamhuis impressed by relief mission to Haiti
Spirit of survivors impresses defenseman


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