Last week Calgary Flames star winger and leading scoring Johnny Gaudreau told the 94.1 WIP morning show that playing for the Philadelphia Flyers one day would “be sweet.”
The Carneys Point, NJ native is back in the area this weekend as he hosting his second annual charity golf outing benefitting his alma mater, Gloucester Catholic. Gaudreau took some time to chat with Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post and he brought up the now infamous statement.
“Yeah, the way the question was asked I said, “It would be sweet to play in your hometown.” I think if you ask any player in the NHL if they’d like to play in their hometown at some point they’d all say it would be pretty sweet,” said Gaudreau. “You’ve got friends, you’ve got family, you’ve got kids you went to school with, you’ve got teachers, you name it. You’ve got people that will be supporting you. The people support me down here, like it’s crazy down here.
“I’m just really fortunate they follow me up in Calgary. I love Calgary, don’t me wrong. It’s a great city and they’re so passionate about our team. It’s a real hockey city. I really enjoy it up there, don’t get me wrong, but I think if you ask any player if he wants to play in his hometown they’d say it would be pretty cool to do that. I’ve still got five more years on my contract and who knows…if we’re playing well up here in Calgary I could end up staying another four or five years there because I love the city so much. It’s tough to have all those articles come out when it’s something so small, but that’s the way it goes sometimes.”