COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 2: Derek Dorsett #15 of the Columbus Blue Jackets greets fans as he takes the ice for pre-game warm ups before playing against the Detroit Red Wings on February 2, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)
It is really special. I had a lot of friends and family here tonight, and for my first [NHL] game in here it was great. I played here as an elementary-school player in the city championships and this was my first time back. It was a lot of fun..
— Toronto native Brandon Pirri after scoring 2 goals for Panthers in win at Maple Leafs on Thursday