Lots of dads came for the Chicago Blackhawks annual Father’s Trip

Artemi Panarin has a really special story for his, too.

The Chicago Blackhawks’ fathers trip is underway. And what a way for it to get started, huh? Especially if you’re Vinnie Hinostroza’s dad, as he watched his son not only tie the game, but score the game-winner - one of the few rookies to do that this season.

My new roomie on the road, nice to have my Dad on the trip with us @nhlblackhawks #fatherstrip

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It’s gotta be an awesome thing for the dads to all watch; all that time they spent helping their sons get into the game, and then get good enough to, well, play it at the highest level. I can’t imagine the amount of pride that must go into that.

Artemi Panarin has a very different father’s trip story that his teammates, though. Beautifully chronicled by Mark Lazerus, Panarin’s parents split when he was young, so it was mostly his grandparents raising him - his biological father not in the picture - but he still had a dad, of sorts, to take on this trip: Andrew Aksyonov, a part of the Russian family that helped and interpreted for Panarin when he first came over to the United States.

С другом💪 #friends 💪

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I imagine this must be a really cool experience for Michal Kempny and his dad, too, as he went undrafted, and is now playing his first season in the NHL.

With my dad👌His first experience with NHL🏒

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Some other dads we know are out on the trip? Artem Anisimov’s:

Отцовская поездка начинается.🛩 Дэнвер и Бостон. Father trip on. Denver and Boston

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Dennis Rasmussen’s:

Fathers trip 🔴⚫️

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And Jordin Tootoo’s:

The Hawks don’t play again until Jan. 20, so that’s even more quality time they get to spend with their dads. No doubt this is a great trip, as it is every year - and it’s already off to a great start.