The U.S. national hockey team shocked a 67-year-old man with an Olympic hockey invite Wednesday.
It was quite the surprise, seeing as he’s also a Canadian.
In naming their Olympic roster ahead of the 2014 Sochi Games, U.S. team officials sent text messages to NHLers named to the team.
Problem is, American staffers had no idea Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler, who will appear at his second Olympics, had changed his cell number.
So, when they tried to contact him, U.S. management received an interesting reply.
“I’m a 67 year old Canadian in Vancouver, I’d be happy to play for you,” the man’s text reply said, according to TSN’s Gord Miller.
“I think Canada would be even happier if I played for you.”
Even more funny was that the text misstep likely made Kesler — at least briefly — think his invite got lost in the mail.
Check out Team USA’s actual roster, minus the elderly.