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Redden takes pride in off-ice honour

Saturday, 07.28.2007 / 6:01 AM ET / Features
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Redden takes pride in off-ice honour

After a great season landed the Ottawa Senators plenty of accolades, defenceman Wade Redden received one final honour before heading out of town for the summer.

This time, however, it wasn't for anything the 30-year-old native of Lloydminster, Sask., had done on the ice, but rather for his off-ice work.

It's been 10 years since Redden, who's actively involved with 65 Roses Sports Club's fight against cystic fibrosis, started Wade's World — a program that allows sick children and their families to attend Senators games as guests of No. 6 — and he was saluted for his efforts by the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

"I've always taken pride in being involved with that," says Redden, who left Ottawa in early July, making a brief stop in Sudbury before embarking on a long haul out west where he'd pay a visit to his hometown before reaching his final destination near Kelowna, B.C.

Redden began the program on Jan. 21, 1997, and since then, more than 6,000 children have been able to enjoy a Senators game from Redden's private suite at Scotiabank Place.

"I was pretty amazed," Redden says of being informed of the actual numbers. "Seeing those kids is a special thing."

On the ice, Redden took part in another kind of special thing this year when the Senators made their first-ever appearance in the Stanley Cup final in the team's modern history.

As a result, it will be short summer for Redden and his teammates.

He's having a house built out west, but for now, will enjoy down time in a rented place on the same lake as Senators left-winger Dany Heatley.

Redden targeted July 1 to begin his workouts for next season and, with that date having past, he knows training camp will be right around the corner.

That, however, is the price of success, and if cutting short his holiday time is the biggest drawback to success, then it's one he's more than happy to pay.

"It's a short summer all right," he says. "It's probably going to feel real early coming back. It's going to be short, but that's what we play for."

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
2 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
3 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
4 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
5 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
6 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
7 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
8 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 73 19 40 10 59
B. Ryan 69 18 35 9 53
K. Turris 73 21 31 0 52
M. Stone 71 18 33 15 51
M. Hoffman 70 26 20 20 46
M. Zibanejad 71 19 24 3 43
M. Michalek 66 13 21 3 34
C. MacArthur 53 13 13 -10 26
A. Chiasson 67 11 15 -4 26
D. Legwand 71 9 17 3 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Hammond 14 1 1 .938 1.92
C. Anderson 14 12 7 .925 2.44