I remember his first game as a Predator and how excited we all were that he played.
Fun fact about that game. It was the last game of the year and the team did the jerseys off their back promotion. He ended up giving away his jersey and I believe most of his gear if I remember correctly.
Going to miss seeing #11 out there. Makes me even more sad to hear Poile talk about how loyal he was, never asking for a trade, wanting to stay here until the end. I had been somewhat preparing myself for him to be traded or not re-signed. But it was still sad and shocking when it was announced.
I remember all those goals people listed, but one of my favorites was when he lost his tooth for good. The way I remember it was he got hit in the mouth and was bleeding, threw his mouth guard -with his tooth- into the bench and went on to score a goal. He may not have scored on that rush, but he did score after his tooth came out and he really played great that game.
I hope he does well in Detroit. And since it helps the Predators, I hope they make the playoffs and that he does well in the playoffs.
Thanks Dave for everything you did for this franchise!