Traded to Hartford by NY Rangers with Chris Kotsopoulos and Gerry McDonald for Mike Rogers and Hartford's 10th round choice (Simo Saarinen) in 1982 Entry Draft, October 2, 1981. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 11, 1984. Claimed by Philadelphia from New Jersey in Waiver Draft, October 3, 1988.
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