The Canucks' Sven Baertschi has pledged a $500 donation to Hockey Education Reaching Out Society for every goal he scores this year. The Switzerland native has been working with HEROS since 2014 when he played for the Calgary Flames, and is now an ambassador for the program.

Called Sven Scores for HEROS, this is just one more way Baertschi is contributing to the organization, which states its mission as "empowering children on ice." HEROS provides free ice hockey programming for at-risk kids to teach life skills and empower them.

In the young season, Baertschi has already donated $2,500 with his five goals. For Baertschi, however, it's less of a donation than a return. "They're also so happy and upbeat, it's amazing to see," Baertschi said, via Fort Nucks. "Knowing I'm able to make a difference for these kids is important to me. Being able to connect my career with helping them is even better. I've never enjoyed scoring goals so much!"