It was a chance for the Nashville Predators to spend a little time off the ice and out in the community.
Friday, they visited with sick children at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Players, including Mattias Ekholm, visited with patients, giving them Gnash dolls and blankets.
Team Members said they loved stopping by and saying hello.
“It’s just awesome for us to get an opportunity to go around and put smiles on kids’ faces,” Ekholm said. “I know it’s tough to be here on the holidays, and especially for Christmas, so it’s just a privilege for us really.”
Each year the hockey team has raised money for the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund presented by Dollar General.
Since 2010, they have raised more than a million dollars.