DENVER - OCTOBER 23: Eric Hutchison performs for cancer patients as part of the Colorado Avalanches Hockey Fights Cancer before the start of the game between the Colorado Avalanche and Carolina Hurricanes at the Pepsi Center on October 23, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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