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Devils forward Miles Wood got a surprise gift after recording his first NHL hat trick.

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NEWARK — Miles Wood had a surprise waiting for him when he returned to New Jersey.

Fresh off his first career hat trick during Sunday’s 7-5 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, Wood showed up to practice on Tuesday to find 44 Devils hats piled onto the seat at his locker.

Since @MilesWood44 recorded his hat trick on the road, we had a surprise waiting for him back in Jersey. Now, Wood’s going the extra mile (pun intended).

— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) November 14, 2017

Wood, who wears No. 44, scored two goals in the first period and one more in the third to spark the Devils in their dramatic comeback.

Being away from Newark, Wood didn’t get any caps thrown his way by fans as a celebration, so he got the surprise in his stall.

The hats were given to Wood by the Devils’ marketing department and Care Foundation. They will be donated to The Children’s Hospital of New Jersey and The Valerie Fund Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

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Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Sports

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