TJ Brodie Autograph Signing This Saturday
Calgary Flames defenceman TJ Brodie will be signing autographs for the public this Saturday at the Canadian Tire on Grand Avenue in Chatham.
Brodie, a Chatham native and Dresden Minor Hockey product will be on hand as part of the first anniversary celebration for local magazine C-K Sports Xpress.
The local hometown hero will sign for fans from 10 am to 12 pm while also raising funds for a charity close to his heart.
The public is invited to attend and bring any memorabilia to be signed, or to purchase items while in attendance.
Brodie sells customized skate guards online to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. While growing up, TJ watched his cousin, Thamesville’s Ian Badder, battle with CF and undergo a double lung transplant. With various fundraisers in the past helping the cause, Brodie also sells guards with his number, the Calgary Flames logo, and a logo for cystic fibrosis. With the assistance of his NHL team, Brodie is doing all he can to help people, like his cousin, who battle with the disease.
Brodie has dubbed his program, “T.J. Brodie: Skate in Strides for Cystic Fibrosis”.
The skate guards are on sale for $20 each. $10 of that price goes directly to charity, and the Calgary Flames and Brodie himself are matching the other $10, in order to donate $20 from every sale to cystic fibrosis charities.
You can order your own guards and help TJ’s cause here: http://www.flamesport.com/store/product/25493/Flames-Brodie-CF-Skate-Guard/
TJ is coming off of a career best 11 goals and 30 assists (41 points) in 81 games played for Calgary, with a plus/minus of +15 and three game-winning-goals. Brodie, relied on heavily by head coach Bob Hartley, averaged over 25 minutes of playing time, which climbed to 27 minutes through the playoffs where he added one goal and four assists during Calgary’s unexpected post-season drive. A smooth skater known for his hockey IQ, TJ gained national exposure and became a fan favourite in Calgary, while proving to be one of the best young defencemen in the NHL this past season. Brodie’s first half of 2014-15 had him in the Norris Trophy discussion along with team mate Mark Giordano.