By Lewis Gould
A New Jersey man got a surprise this week when an unexpected box from China arrived at his house.
Ariel Ben-Abraham was stunned Monday to find the box contained a shipment of hockey sticks that were custom-made for Washington Capitals defenseman Zdeno Chara.
How they ended up being delivered to his home remains a mystery.
“This has to take the cake as the strangest thing I’ve gotten by mistake,” said Ben-Abraham, who runs his own clothing company, in an interview with ESPN. “Future Hall of Famer’s sticks, for the tallest player in NHL history? That’s crazy. Those odds don’t even make sense.”
Ben-Abraham told The Athletic that the package contained 17-20 sticks. Chara is 6-foot-9 and uses a 67-inch shafted stick.