Jamal Mayers saved a kid's life on his draft night

Jamal Mayers saved a kid's life on his draft night

Jamal Mayers may have had the most eventful draft night in any sport. Ever. 

The former Blackhawks winger told a story on In the Loop Friday evening that puts all other draft stories to shame. 

He didn't have to wait several picks like Aaron Rodgers or get his inappropriate tweets discovered like 50 percent of athletes today. No, Mayers actually saved a kid's life back on his big night in 1993. 

A 7-year-old was choking on pizza right in front of him, causing Mayers to jump into action. 

Mayers performed the Heimlich Maneuver - which he learned because his brother was training to be an ambulance driver - to save the child. 

That's some heroic stuff. 

Listen to the full story in the video above. 

Blackhawks Talk Podcast: How do Friday's blockbuster deals impact the Blackhawks going forward

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: How do Friday's blockbuster deals impact the Blackhawks going forward

On the latest edition of the Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Tracey Myers and Charlie Roumeliotis break down the Blackhawks' blockbuster deals involving Niklas Hjalmarsson being dealt to Arizona and re-acquiring Brandon Saad from Columbus in exchange for Artemi Panarin.

They also discuss what it means for the team going forward, and whether it's a precursor to bigger deals to come.

Listen to the latest episode of the Hawks Talk Podcast below.

WATCH: Try not to get emotional during the NHL's tribute to Bryan Bickell

WATCH: Try not to get emotional during the NHL's tribute to Bryan Bickell

Get the tissue box handy.

The NHL honored Bryan Bickell on Wednesday with a touching tribute for the perseverance he showed last season while dealing with multiple sclerosis.

Bickell received a standing ovation when he was recognized.

I dare you to not get emotional.

The Blackhawks tweeted this after the tribute:

The NHL also donated $20,000 to the Bryan & Amanda Bickell Foundation.