Gino Odjick appears before fans at Vancouver General Hospital

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      One of the most popular players in Vancouver Canucks history, Gino Odjick, made a surprise appearance today.

      He emerged from Vancouver General Hospital in a wheelchair to greet hundreds of fans who had gathered outside to send him well wishes.

      Odjick, 43, is suffering from a terminal heart condition and has been told he may only have weeks to live.

      An Algonquin from Quebec, he has inspired First Nations youth across the country by visiting many aboriginal communities.

      In a recent open letter to friends, teammates, and fans, Odjick declared that he would like to hear the chant "Gino! Gino!" one more time.

      Today, his wish came true.

      Gino Odjick heard a familiar chant today at Vancouver General Hospital.
      Gino Odjick wasn't just a fighter; he also scored some nice goals.
      Gino once went a bit crazy against the St. Louis Blues.

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      dan rickard

      Jun 29, 2014 at 6:02pm

      If anyone is looking for more photos from this event please visit Dan Rickard Photography on Facebook..I have a bunch there I would like to share.