(dramatic music) – Oh, my goodness, I played, I
guess you might say, forever. Probably about 1931 is
when I first started. It’d be 85 years approximately that I’ve been playin’ hockey. I’m Mark Sertich. I’m the oldest ice hockey
player in the world. (uptempo, rhythmic music) I’m 95 years old, hope
to be 96 on July 18th. I’m still playin’ hockey
three times a week. I get up at 6:00 in the morning, I do my sit ups, my push
ups and a few other things that kinda loosen me up and
then I’m ready to go, yeah. (uptempo, rhythmic music) I only live about a mile away, but I do drive down by
myself and it’s funny, but I’m usually the last one there and I’m the one that lives
the closest (laughing). The group consists mostly
of some former firefighters and also, of course, the current ones, so there’s quite a
different mixture there. I think about my age and once in a while I say to myself, “Well, you know you’re only 59, you’re not 95.” I just turn the numbers around
to make myself feel better. My love for hockey is hard to explain. You’re skatin’ with the puck,
you’re shootin’ the puck, you’re tryin’ to take the
puck away from the other guy, there are so many different
things you’re doin’ that it just keeps ya goin’ there. – Everybody’s got a role. I’ll keep dishin’ to you and
you just keep finishing it. – Yeah, I’ll try. If the coach keeps puttin’ us out there, we’re doin’ somethin’ right. (dramatic music) They’re the greatest bunch of
guys I’ve ever played with. They set me up all the time and sometimes it gets to a point where I’m almost embarrassed
that I’m not scoring more because they’re always givin’
me the puck (laughing). A group of the players,
right after hockey, they’ll come over to my home
and we sit down in the kitchen and discuss who did what on
the ice and so on and so forth. At my age, it’s a wonderful way of bein’ connected with younger people, and I think that’s very
important for an older person. I’m so fortunate that it gives
me a chance to be involved. It’s really the best thing
that’s every happened to me.

Meet the World’s Oldest Hockey Player
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100 thoughts on “Meet the World’s Oldest Hockey Player

  • December 24, 2017 at 7:51 pm
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    wow This guys has a better shot than me and he’s 3x my age

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  • December 25, 2017 at 6:08 am
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    Fuckin legend

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  • January 6, 2018 at 2:20 am
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    Nice guy I would do the same thing

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  • January 9, 2018 at 2:48 am
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    This is what you call pure dedication

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  • January 9, 2018 at 6:13 pm
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    Bullshit hes about 75

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  • January 10, 2018 at 12:00 am
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    What would happen if he was hip checked through the glass

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  • January 12, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    The players feel bad because they will hurt this old man 🤕🤕🤕💀

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  • January 13, 2018 at 7:44 pm
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    This might be the second wane Gretzky expect he wants to play at 95

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  • January 18, 2018 at 5:43 pm
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    I'm so envious of this old guy.He moves way better than me at 38.I have had 2 slipped dics in my back for over 20 years and there is no way I can skate let alone walk well.I'm done as they would say.

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  • January 21, 2018 at 10:16 pm
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    There nobody too old to play a sport. Great for him.

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  • January 23, 2018 at 12:05 am
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    He’s got a wicked awesome wrister. 95 years young. Unbelievable!! If the secret to a long healthy life is hockey; I’m going to keep lacing up until I break a hip.

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  • January 23, 2018 at 4:04 am
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    My dudes I LIVE IN DULUTH!! THIS MAN IS A LEGEND UP HERE 💕💕💕💕

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  • January 24, 2018 at 6:49 am
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    This. Man. Is. A. God.

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  • January 25, 2018 at 3:02 pm
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    This guy looks incredible for 95. Truly an unbelievable story. Great upload.

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  • January 28, 2018 at 2:58 pm
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    I hope I’m 95 and still able to lace up a pair of skates God bless this guy

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  • January 28, 2018 at 3:53 pm
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    This amazing. THIS IS SO CRAZY. It so cool how he is 95.
    thats a Amazing.!!!!

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  • February 1, 2018 at 2:29 am
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    Awwwww ♥️♥️♥️♥️

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  • February 1, 2018 at 5:10 am
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    I’ve skated there for a tournement

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  • February 1, 2018 at 7:38 pm
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    What a powerful inspiration! I thought he looked 65ish

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  • February 2, 2018 at 3:32 pm
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    Se dat 00.34

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  • February 2, 2018 at 9:32 pm
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    If he takes a hit from other player it's probably literally bone crushing hit.

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  • February 2, 2018 at 11:43 pm
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    I've played in that arena

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  • February 3, 2018 at 2:21 am
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    I would LOVE to see this guy in the NHL

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  • February 3, 2018 at 6:26 pm
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    I just wonder who could dislike this video.

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  • February 3, 2018 at 7:52 pm
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    What would happen if he got hit

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  • February 4, 2018 at 4:12 am
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    Imagine these guys getting body slamed into the walls

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  • February 4, 2018 at 5:24 am
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    When this guy is more athletic than your sister

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  • February 4, 2018 at 7:32 am
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    This the story that inspired me to really jump into hockey

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  • February 4, 2018 at 1:55 pm
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    Cool

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  • February 4, 2018 at 8:07 pm
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    Hes 95 and still better than me

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  • February 5, 2018 at 4:03 am
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    Just wow

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  • February 5, 2018 at 1:29 pm
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    i'm 10 and i am playing

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  • February 5, 2018 at 11:58 pm
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    Great story

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  • February 6, 2018 at 12:10 am
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    Thats incredible. What an awesome man. I hope him good health and many more happy years.

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  • February 6, 2018 at 1:30 am
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    #Legend

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  • February 7, 2018 at 7:45 pm
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    He looks so young for a 95 year old great actually

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  • February 14, 2018 at 6:53 am
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    Much respect to this man…They should feature him on "Hockey Night In Canada"…

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  • February 19, 2018 at 5:16 am
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    Love this legend. Great mustache by the way.

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  • February 22, 2018 at 7:14 pm
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    I'm Mark.
    I'm Croatian.
    I'm a Hockey Player.
    I hope to be one day like Sertich.

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  • February 24, 2018 at 2:35 am
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    #Hockeyisforeveryone

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  • February 25, 2018 at 11:34 pm
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    This guy is 95 and gets up earlier than most normal people to workout, then play hockey. What an amazing life he's experienced. We all can only hope to be as well off as him if we ever get to that age. Hats off to you sir.

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  • February 28, 2018 at 12:13 am
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    So fucking awesome, respect

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  • March 2, 2018 at 9:20 pm
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    He's more active than I'll ever be

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  • March 3, 2018 at 6:59 pm
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    I totally want to see him get into a fight!

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  • March 3, 2018 at 7:51 pm
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    Wait a second ….

    Is that Chelios..??

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  • March 4, 2018 at 9:51 am
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    Right on

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  • March 9, 2018 at 2:13 am
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    i've had the pleasure of playing against this gentleman in the firefighter hockey tournament in Minn

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  • March 10, 2018 at 4:17 am
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    the lelfs should drifed him..

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  • March 10, 2018 at 4:18 am
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    makes howie look young..

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  • March 12, 2018 at 3:57 am
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    Cool old man

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  • March 12, 2018 at 10:37 pm
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    This is inspiring good for him

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  • March 13, 2018 at 2:22 am
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    It's never to late to play the best sport ever

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  • March 17, 2018 at 9:39 pm
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    Go Go Go Go Go👍👌👌👌🏒🏒🏒🏒😮😮😮😮

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  • March 18, 2018 at 5:28 pm
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    Holly molly!! Biggest respect for this man!!!!

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  • March 22, 2018 at 3:49 am
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    He looks like he’s 59

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  • March 23, 2018 at 7:23 pm
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    i hope to be like this when i reach that age! incredible!

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  • March 24, 2018 at 10:59 pm
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    I’m rlly loving this

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  • March 25, 2018 at 8:48 pm
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    A idol for me

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  • March 26, 2018 at 1:46 am
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    I’m 25. And this guy would probably wreck me

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  • March 26, 2018 at 6:42 pm
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    he's better than me

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  • March 27, 2018 at 3:06 am
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    That’s insane how long he is playing hockey I want to do that too

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  • March 29, 2018 at 7:43 pm
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    I’m a hockey player and we have the same birthday

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  • April 19, 2018 at 12:32 am
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    He started playing ice hockey the same year Maple Leaf Gardens opened, amazing!

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  • April 27, 2018 at 3:52 am
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    He’s strong and fit

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  • May 11, 2018 at 7:14 am
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    this man is going to live for ever.

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  • May 13, 2018 at 8:35 am
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    look at that mustache

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  • May 18, 2018 at 2:15 am
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    OH SHIT HE NIPPED TOP CHEDDAR AT THE END THERE EH?

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  • May 18, 2018 at 6:47 pm
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    Nhl draft

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  • May 30, 2018 at 6:41 pm
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    Duluth let’s go!

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  • June 4, 2018 at 3:50 pm
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    wow this guys birthday is on the same day as mine 😀

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  • June 5, 2018 at 12:38 am
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    He looks good at 95

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  • August 17, 2018 at 7:52 am
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    I hope this guy doesn't die soon

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  • August 21, 2018 at 2:51 pm
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    He my brothers friend great grandpa I live 30 miles from there

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  • October 22, 2018 at 7:31 pm
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    I’m super inspired by this guy

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  • November 8, 2018 at 9:57 am
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    Lanny wants the mustache this guy has

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  • November 13, 2018 at 7:02 pm
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    Playing with those guys is a good time. Mark is a kind man.

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  • November 28, 2018 at 4:58 pm
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    When young:
    Time
    Energy
    No money

    When middle aged:
    Money
    Energy
    No time

    When old:
    Money
    Time
    No energy.

    But this man has all 3 of them.

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  • December 28, 2018 at 11:29 pm
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    Wow!

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  • December 31, 2018 at 12:01 pm
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    😂😂😂😂 THATS MY BIRTHDAY 😂JULY 18th

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  • January 5, 2019 at 10:12 pm
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    amazing man!

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  • January 10, 2019 at 8:47 am
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    I cry in so much admiration. Thanks for the love of hockey and life you shared to us all!

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  • January 11, 2019 at 3:22 pm
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    Jaromir Jagr Left The Chat….

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  • January 15, 2019 at 4:34 am
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    HES SO CUTE I LOVE HIM

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  • February 10, 2019 at 5:29 pm
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    I play hockey and now I gotta do this with him

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  • February 13, 2019 at 2:27 am
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    Jets fans

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  • March 5, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    I really hope this guy is still playing 2 years later

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  • March 15, 2019 at 8:48 pm
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    Zig zag Medveščak!!!!

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  • April 13, 2019 at 5:24 pm
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    Some of these videos are Lies

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  • April 19, 2019 at 1:02 am
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    He said s going to live to 200

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  • April 20, 2019 at 8:11 pm
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    What a goat

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  • May 8, 2019 at 1:18 am
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    He reminds me of a guy that I know except at that age he could just start as a beginner he was a 97 year old teenager

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:42 am
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    Tronto can use him…

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:44 am
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    Good god just getting up in the morning is a feat at 95….. good going young man.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 4:46 am
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    Should be in the HOF longest playing hockey player and oldest…

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  • June 23, 2019 at 3:42 am
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    Classic olde school, hockey luvin' Minnesota Chap – that's been his "Playstation" since the 30's, so take note Ya Millennial "snowflakes" ; )
    Much respect from north of the 49th Mr. Sertich.
    Cheers

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  • July 23, 2019 at 10:16 am
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    This guy is probably better than me

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  • August 10, 2019 at 2:51 am
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    This guy is a legend I’m really happy to see this guy play!! It shows how much passion he has for the game of hockey!! In my opinion he plays like a 20 years old keep up the good work! And last but not least he inspires a lot of 6 years old or younger or older to keep playing you have a lot of life left

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  • August 24, 2019 at 5:46 am
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    Sometimes I switch the numbers around as well to make myself feel younger. I’m not 15 I’m 51. Oh wait…..

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  • September 9, 2019 at 10:36 am
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    This is awesome!

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