Cam Atkinson Dekes His Son Declan and Keeps His Shootout Moves Sharp

By Jacob Nitzberg on July 24, 2019 at 1:20 pm
Apr 14, 2019; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson (13) scores a goal on an empty net against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in game three of the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nationwide Arena.
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Cam Atkinson doesn't care who the goalie is.

He's going to find the back of the net, even if his infant son Declan is between the pipes.

Atkinson's stick-handling ability is on display in the video below, as well as his ability to nail the celebration.

Declan understandably began to cry after Cam went top shelf, and we wouldn't be surprised if some NHL goaltenders have had to reign in some tears themselves after falling victim to Atkinson's nasty backhand-forehand deke. 

It's not easy to stop Atkinson, who found the back of the net 41 times last year. He had career highs in both goals and points, and if he continues to train with Declan, he could break both of those marks next year.