Marian Hossa was just a teenager when he made his NHL debut with the Ottawa Senators. The Blackhawks winger still has fond memories of the city and the team with which he spent his first seven seasons.
Now hell get to go back to Ottawa as an All-Star.
Hossa, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will be heading to Ottawa later this month, as the Blackhawks forwards were named to the 2012 NHL All-Star roster on Thursday night. Hossa, who will be attending his fifth All-Star game, got the news on his 33rd birthday.
Itll be special going back to Ottawa. I started my career there, I have a lot of friends there and it would be awesome to see them, Hossa said. I had the chance when I was 18 to step on NHL ice (with Ottawa). Its a good city, it was a good start for my career and I have great memories there.