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More details on Hitchcock dedicating his Jack Adams Award to Wayne Fleming:

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"I wouldn't be here without my friends," Hitchcock said while holding his trophy. "I'm dedicating this to Wayne Fleming, who's coaching the battle of his life right now. This is for you, Flemmer."

"Anybody who's grown up in western Canada, he's meant the world to us as a mentor, as a coach," Hitchcock said two days later at the draft at the Consol Energy Center. "When you see a guy like that who is struggling and you know how much coaching means to him and how we're intertwined, I just felt it was appropriate to say something." (...)

"It's a tough go for him right now," Hitchcock said. "I knew he was watching, and I just felt like I owed it to him."
http://www.tampabay.com/sports/hocke...istant/1238010

Great gesture!

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