Pirri, 19, was a 2009 second-round pick (No. 59). Last season, he led all rookie scorers in the ECAC with 43 points (11 goals, 32 assists) in 39 games as a freshman at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. A Toronto native, Pirri's 32 assists paced the Engineers while he ranked third in goals and second in scoring on the club. He was named to the ECAC All-Rookie Team at the conclusion of his freshman season.
It was definitely emotional. I really appreciated the fans. It was a cool feeling and it felt special and the ovation there at the start and then you kind of feel funny out there standing by yourself. Thinking back, I was saying just a bit ago, you think back just trying to make the NHL and then you kind of reflect on all the years being able to play for a great organization here in Calgary and all the fun I've had so far in my career. I feel very fortunate and blessed.
— Boston forward Jarome Iginla on his return to Calgary, where he played for 16 seasons