PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - The Philadelphia Flyers made a New Jersey teen's dream come true. The hockey fan is battling leukemia and Wednesday he got to take to the ice with the team.
Not only did he get to practice with the Flyers at the Virtua Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, Luke Rogers was also signed to a one-day contract.
Luke had to take a break from the ice after his diagnosis, but he was recently given the all clear to skate again. On Wednesday, even got his own number--98
"I always wanted to train with an NHL player and (James) Van Riemsdyk is one of my favorite players. His whole family grew up near me. He's one of my idols," Luke said.
Luke first put on skates at just 2 years old, but didn't start playing until 3rd grade.
His turn pro will culminate at Flyers Hockey Fights Cancer Night on November 27 at the Wells Fargo Center, when the team will host him again in the locker room for a special pre-game read-off of the evening's starting line-ups.