Bobby Robins of the Providence Bruins is one tough guy.
He's leading the AHL in penalty minutes and fighting majors.
But, believe it or not, he's not your average goon.
He recently connected with a young, sick child named Logan during a recent visit to Hasbro Children's Hospital.
"We went in there with the idea just to read a couple of stories to some of the kids in there and I ended up meeting Logan and it was just a special experience for me and everyone else involved. Just getting to meet him and talk to him and really seeing that his day was brightened by our visit was a pretty powerful thing," Robins said.
Usually the children get the most out of the celebrity visits at the hospital, but not this time. Robins said this one was different.
"I've been on hospital visits before and been to school and different appearances around town, and this one in particular really struck a chord with me. It was just an emotional experience. Logan taught me just to appreciate everything that I have in my life. There are a lot of things that you can control and to be humble and grateful," Robins said.
Since then, the P-Bruins enforcer has written about his experience on his website bobbyrobins.com.
He still keeps in touch with Logan, who is now out of the hospital, and even hosted the young boy and his family at a recent game.