No matter who is telling the story, every recollection of Ab McDonald seems to start in Winnipeg.
For Winnipeg Jets alumni Perry Miller, a Winnipegger just like McDonald, his story begins very early.
He grew up and bragged about growing up on Alexander (Avenue) and Quelch (Street). I grew up on Quelch and Logan (Avenue). Logan and Alexander are one block apart and I was two houses from Quelch," said Miller. "As a kid growing up on Logan Avenue, that's all you heard about was Ab McDonald. You continue to hear it now."
Miller never played with McDonald. Miller came to Winnipeg the season after McDonald retired. But that didn't mean he never saw McDonald hanging around the dressing room.
He always came down and was always welcome in the room," Miller recalled. "He was always the Jets number one captain."