OTTAWA -- Like so many other people around the world, a six year old Ottawa hockey player is paying tribute to the late Kobe Bryant.

Reid Tutton is a huge Toronto Raptors fan, and was heartbroken to hear about Bryant’s death.

With the help of his father, he changed his number 24 Timbits hockey jersey, the same number as Bryant’s, to Los Angeles Lakers colours over the weekend, after a quick trip to the craft store.

It seems Reid was inspired Bryant's incredible career, scoring several goals in his Timbits game Sunday.