LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 9: Willie Mitchell #33 of the Los Angeles Kings sits next to young fans on the bench during warm ups prior to the game against the Vancouver Canucks at Staples Center on November 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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