Feb 19, 2012; St. Paul, MN, USA; Boston Bruins forward Tyler Seguin (19) against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Bruins 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE
Dating can be dangerous: Tyler Seguin narrowly avoided getting seriously injured during a Lowell Spinners game while speed dating some of his fans.
Tyler Seguin is still a "kid" (he's only twenty!) when it comes to this whole complicated dating thing, plus there's the fact that he's the star of a professional hockey team in a town with dedicated fans and teen girls fawning over him...add in a few foul balls and things can get very dangerous.
Seguin participated in a speed-dating event Wednesday night at the minor league Lowell Spinners game and since things were going so well, he was completely oblivious to the fact that a fast-moving foul ball was headed straight for his head.
Lucky for Seguin, Spinners vice president Dan Beaulieu saved him from a serious injury. Just as the ball approached, Beaulieu improvised by sticking his smartphone out in front of the ball, deflecting it. "This lefty hit a shot right at the back of Tyler’s head, and I valiantly jumped out and smashed my cell phone and saved his life. Saved the season of the Bruins," Beaulieu told the camera in a video posted on Bruins.com. Seguin realized just after what had happened, and immediately stood up to give Beaulieu a hug and thank him.
"Saved my life, yes you did," Seguin replied. "I heard everyone yell ‘heads up,’ and then there was a big bam." Beaulieu's phone is of course, totally ruined, and he also had a shiner on his hand from the incident. Seguin joked, "He’s going to get a 21st century iPhone, because he needed an upgrade anyways."
This wasn't Seguin's first almost-collision with something other than a hockey puck this off-season. During the NBA Playoffs, Seguin was nearly injured sitting courtside at a Celtics game when Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks almost fell on him trying to save a ball from going out of bounds.
Either Seguin better be buying him that iPhone, or some box seats for the B's are in order for Mr. Beaulieu this upcoming season.
Check out the video of the great save, courtesy of Bruins.com: