"When I was a kid, Gordie was one of my idols. I had his book that my dad gave to me for Christmas when I was 12. The first time I played against Gordie, I was so impressed because I had followed his career as a kid. He was one of the top players in the NHL, so for me it was a pleasure of getting the chance to play against him.
The thing is, sometimes when I was beside him on the ice, he used to talk to me, and say 'Hey, you better watch out tonight,' and he would say it laughing. It was actually kind of funny."