DALLAS, TX - They grow up so fast.
Paula Bouchard, mother to Oilers 10th-overall selection Evan, found that out after watching her son be drafted by the Oilers. The proud guardian couldn't help but shed a few tears in the process.
Although the day was mostly dedicated to Evan, the defender said it was special to share it with members of his kin. He was joined by his aforementioned mother, father, his siblings, aunt, uncle, grandparents, girlfriend and a few more friends in Dallas, TX, for the event.
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"It means a lot to them," said Bouchard. "The stuff they had to go through to get me into hockey, drive me to places and stuff like that, it's an achievement for all of us."
Bouchard tried to relax on Friday and spending time with family helped alleviate some nerves.
"I was trying to enjoy the day," he said. "Enjoy Dallas, go around the city, see some things. Relax and spend time with family, I think that's very important. This is a big event for them as well as me."