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Boy, 11, signs 1-day deal with pro hockey team

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Colin was presented with a one-day contract that will allow him to join the Wings for their home game Sunday. (Courtesy: Kalamazoo Gazette) Colin was presented with a one-day contract that will allow him to join the Wings for their home game Sunday. (Courtesy: Kalamazoo Gazette)
(Courtesy: Kalamazoo Gazette) (Courtesy: Kalamazoo Gazette)
(Courtesy: Kalamazoo Gazette) (Courtesy: Kalamazoo Gazette)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan boy who said he didn't want an 11th birthday party because he had no friends is getting a new gig.

Professional hockey player.

Colin and his family were surprised by players, coaches and representatives of the Kalamazoo Wings at a restaurant Tuesday. The team presented the Richland boy with a one-day contract that will allow him to join the Wings for their home game Sunday.

Colin has a condition similar to Asperger's syndrome that makes it difficult to relate to peers. His mother created a "Happy Birthday Colin" Facebook page that drew more than 2 million "likes." He also received thousands of cards.

The family asked that their last name not be used.

Colin tells the Kalamazoo Gazette  that the outpouring of affection has "been very heartwarming."

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