Prior to the Golden Knights win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, Rogers Hometown Hockey aired a piece on Deryk Engelland. It’s a gem.
.@droetker_canada My Hometown: Born in Edmonton, Deryk Engelland thought his career was over at age 20. Then the #Flames signed him to their ECHL affiliate in Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/XpltoEVg7d
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) December 31, 2017
Deryk England’s speech on opening night (I watched it live, up here in the Great White North) made me proud to be a “hockey guy”.
Hockey players are the best of the pro athletes.