Ryan Hartman of the Minnesota Wild routes donations for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty to children’s hospital

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Having the best NHL season of his career. Ryan HartmanMinnesota has plenty to offer for you.

The league fined the Wild center $4,250 for unsportsmanlike behavior in Tuesday's game against Edmonton. This was a result of a fight with the Oilers left wing. Evander Kane. Hartman made a vulgar gesture toward Kane with his middle finger after the scrap was over.

Hartman predicted the financial consequences after the game and said it would be “well worthwhile.”

He received more than he expected from Wild fans who wanted to support him.

After the NHL announced Hartman's fine Wednesday, Hartman's Venmo account was shared quickly on social media. The lighthearted but modest contributions started to flood in. Kane's exwife contributed as well. The Athletic reported.

Hartman spoke to reporters in Dallas Thursday, before the Wild faced the Stars. Hartman said that he realized what was going on when he saw the volume of notifications linked to his Venmo account.

Hartman stated, “I've been fined quite a few times during my career, but this is the first instance that a fanbase has offered to help me pay it off.” “As a team we have fought together all year and protected each other. The fans are also a part of this, so it was very cool to see them support us like that.”

Hartman tweeted that the money sent through his Venmo account to Friday night would be used to package the money for a donation to Children's Minnesota. Children's Minnesota is a pediatric healthcare organization that operates just blocks from the Wild's arena.

Hartman scored 27 goals during his eighth NHL campaign. He was mostly playing on the Wild's 1st line. Kirill KaprizovAnd Mats Zuccarello.

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