VANCOUVER, CANADA - NOVEMBER 3: Willie Mitchell #8 of the Vancouver Canucks walks by fans during their game against the New York Rangers at General Motors Place on November 3, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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