Traded to Tampa Bay by Los Angeles for Tampa Bay's 4th round choice (later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Samuel Groulx) in 2008 Entry Draft, January 20, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Hartford (AHL), August 27, 2009. Loaned to Charlotte (ECHL) by Hartford (AHL), September 29, 2009.
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