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Ducks' Corey Perry pays tribute to 9/11 firefighters [video]

September 8, 2011 |  6:30 pm

Ducks forward Corey Perry made a special visit to the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City on Wednesday, visiting with firefighters who were at the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001.

The reigning NHL MVP visited Fire Dept. of New York's Engine 34, Ladder 21, which lost 21 firefighters while taking part in rescue efforts at the World Trade Center on 9/11. Perry had the opportunity to listen to their first-hand accounts of that tragic day and thanked them for their service and dedication to the community.

Perry, who presented the firefighters with a framed Ducks jersey as a tribute to the memory of those who died on 9/ll, also got the chance to talk hockey. The station has its own hockey team and even has its own version of the Stanley Cup -- a silver cooler with a silver cup on top.

Check out the video below to see more from Perry's visit:


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Photo: Ducks forward Corey Perry, left, visits with New York City firefighters during a station visit on Wednesday. Credit: Getty Images