Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada isn't just a special event for the community, the alumni partaking in festivities also look forward to it.
Tucker, who spent 14 seasons in the NHL and is most well-known for donning a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater, explained why he and other alumni appreciate being included in special events like Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada.
“Just the enjoyment of giving back to the game. I think anytime you're a former player and you get to the opportunity to go to small communities, and this is one of the best ones I've been to so far already,” he said. “Just the local organizing committee and the way things have been run so far. It's an outstanding time for the alumni that get to come and spend time in communities like this.”
Tucker has been kept busy throughout the week, serving as a captain for the alumni game and getting to do hockey clinics and a school visit with the Stanley Cup.
“I grew up in a small community in Alberta, a town of 25 people. A lot people don't know that,” Tucker said. “So for me, coming to a community like this brings back a lot of fond memories. It brings the child out in a lot of us.”
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