WINNIPEG, MB - OCTOBER 11: Andrew Ladd #16 and Jim Slater #19 of the Winnipeg Jets and Vernon Fiddler #38 of the Dallas Stars stretch on the ice as they take part in the pre-game warm up prior to puck drop at the MTS Centre on October 11, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Lance Thomson/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