Diehard Canes fan makes GoFundMe to help keep Ferland

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- You've heard of GoFundMe, but have you heard of a GoFundMe to keep a professional athlete in town?

Garrick King, a diehard "Caniac," is doing everything in his power to keep Carolina Hurricanes forward Micheal Ferland in town.

Ferland, an unrestricted free agent, is looking for a new deal, reportedly more than triple his current salary long-term.

It would be uncharacteristic for the Canes to pay that much, so King decided to take matters into his own hands.

King said the GoFundMe started as a joke and a way to show the organization how much Ferland has meant to fans.

The proceeds will all be donated to the Hurricanes Foundation.
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