DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 19: John Vigilante #64 of the Detroit Red Wings skates up the ice during the NHL pre-season game against the Buffalo Sabres at Joe Louis Arena on September 19, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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