Smiths Falls hockey player Neil Doef will be honoured by the National Hockey League this weekend. The young athlete suffered a spinal chord injury during a game in 2014.
The positive teenager didn’t let his injury set him back. He worked hard to recover and was walking within a year of his accident.
Doef will receive the E.J. McGuire Award of Excellence at the NHL draft this weekend.
The award is given to the draft prospect who best exemplifies strength of character, competitiveness, and athleticism.