RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 21: Ryan Murphy #7 of the Carolina Hurricanes practices prior to an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets on February 21, 2013 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes recalled Murphy from the Kitchener Rangers (OHL) on an emergency basis. The 19-year-old defenseman will make his NHL debut tonight. (Photo by Phil Ellsworth/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