Dec 15, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) skates with the puck against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Johnson and the Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

Check out Tyler Johnson as he accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge.

This week, there have been a number of Tampa Bay Lightning players who have stepped up to the plate in order to accept the Ice Bucket Challenge and help raise awareness for ALS. Another one of our boys in blue takes the plunge now.

This time, it is Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson.

As you may already know, Tyler Johnson was challenged by Lightning right wing J.T. Brown after he stepped up to complete the challenge himself.

For those of you who may still not know what the Ice Bucket Challenge is all about, here is how it goes.

Once a person has completed the challenge themselves, which consists of videotaping yourself as you drench yourself in ice cold water for the benefit of ALS Awareness, that person gets to nominate other people to take place in the challenge. The challenged party then has 24 hours to respond to said challenge.

If the challenged person elects not to participate, they are encouraged to make a donation to the charity of their choosing which supports ALS.

Sounds simple enough, right? Yeah, you try dumping a bucket of ice cold water over your head here in Hockey Paradise where it is generally 90 plus degrees Fahrenheit outside.

In any case, as I said before, the latest of the Lightning players to step up to the incredibly chilly plate is Tyler Johnson.

Let’s all take a look at Johnson as he takes the plunge in the Ice Bucket Challenge in order to show his support for ALS Awareness.

 

After taking the plunge himself, Johnson has nominated Syracuse Crunch right wing Brett Connolly, Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Richard Panik, and Johnson’s partner in crime, left wing Ondrej Palat.

The bucket officially in your court, gentlemen!

What exactly is ALS, you may ask? ALS is short for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

If you would like more information on how the disease affects the body and the research that is being done to combat the disease, you can visit the ALS Association’s Official Site. It is filled with information about not just their research, but how you can get involved yourself.

Have you taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge yet? Who else on the Lightning would you like to see cool off to raise awareness for ALS? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

 

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