03/19/2014 12:54 EDT | Updated 05/19/2014 05:59 EDT

Sharks make fan Sam Tageson's wish come true

The San Jose Sharks signed a new player on Tuesday, allowing him to realize the ultimate dream of many hockey fans.

With help from the Make-A-Wish foundation, Sam Tageson, an 18-year-old with a potentially life-threatening heart condition, received a one-day contract from the Sharks.

Tageson practised with the team, spent time with players and, before their home game Tuesday night against Florida, took the ice with the Sharks and stood with them during the anthem.

It was an emotional moment for Sam, the Sharks, and hockey fans:

Fans took to Twitter to applaud both Sam and the Sharks: