Pro hockey players dress up in 'Frozen' costumes, delight sick kids in hospital visit

There's nothing like a 6-foot-5, 212-pound hockey defenseman wearing Princess Elsa's blue dress and blond braid from "Frozen" to make kids smile in time for Halloween. 

Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton and teammates Kevan Miller, Matt Bartkowski, Seth Griffith, Torey Krug and Matt Fraser put aside their rugged on-ice personas to dress as the characters from the incredibly popular Disney movie on Oct. 24, when they stopped by Boston Children's Hospital for the team's annual pre-Halloween visit.

The sight of players like the towering Hamilton and the equally immense 205-pound Fraser dressed like the stars of "Frozen" brought smiles to the children's faces and even prompted a selfie or two. 

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Boston Bruins Dougie Hamilton, Torey Krug, Kevan Miller, Seth Griffith, Matt Bartkowski, and Matt Fraser, all dressed as characters from the hit movie "Frozen,'' spent time with a patient named Michael at Boston Children's Hospital last Friday.
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The visit to Boston Children's Hospital by the Boston Bruins was the latest in their annual Halloween trip to the hospital in which the players wear costumes.

"I've been able to do this in the past, and it's pretty enjoyable for us, so hopefully it's just as enjoyable for the kids,'' Hamilton told the Bruins' official website. "I think they've been pretty surprised. It's probably a little bit mind-blowing for them just seeing us walk in there, and hopefully they're enjoying it." 

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Boston Bruins Dougie Hamilton, Seth Griffith, Matt Bartkowski, Matt Fraser, and Kevan Miller spend time with William at Boston Children's Hospital on Oct. 24.
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Boston Bruins Matt Bartkowski, and Kevan Miller spend time with Sarah at Boston Children's Hospital while dressed as Frozen characters.
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Boston Bruins (L to R) Kevan Miller, Dougie Hamilton, Matt Fraser, Seth Griffith, Matt Bartkowski, and Torey Krug brought some cheer to a patient named Katherine and her mom during their visit.

"My niece loved the movie, and always sings 'Let it Go,' so it's a very popular thing right now and it makes them happy, so that's the most important thing,'' Krug told the Bruins' site. "These are tough times for these families, and any temporary relief you can give them is definitely beneficial. It's fun walking into the rooms and seeing the smiles on their faces. It's a good thing for sure." 

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