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Kris Letang with his new friend

After practicing at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex on Friday, the Pittsburgh Penguins players took part in an annual tradition at the nearby Dicks Sports Goods in Cranberry. They each teamed with a school-age child to shop for winter gear for a “Penguins Personal Shopping Day,” part of the Salvation Army’s “Project Bundle-Up.”

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Justin Schultz took his duties seriously, then had a little fun at the photo booth:

Brandon Tanev gave the event a thumbs-up:

Sidney Crosby might quietly moonlight as a clothing and shoe salesman. “Wiggle your toes,” he told his new friend while checking the fit of some boots. He also remembered that she told him she likes purple:

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Nick Bjugstad goes over his new friend’s list of sizes as they set  out:

The boots area was popular, as Patric Hornqvist and Chad Ruhwedel found out with their new friends:

This was Tristan Jarry’s first time at the event. He was a little lost at first, but by the time he and his new friend stopped by the photo booth he was having fun. “I think I have this hat at home,” he told her:

Kris Letang is helping his new friend with boots and a hat all at once:

Shelly is the newest columnist and reporter for Pittsburgh Hockey Now. She was a Penguins beat writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and remains a contributor to The Hockey News. Catch her on Twitter @_shellyanderson

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