Ever since I can remember, Saturday nights were the best! No schoolwork, no rules, no worries, just me, my family, and Hockey Night in Canada. Now that I’m actually a big-time hockey superstar, I like to remember how it felt as a kid to watch my idols such as Jerome Iginla, Sidney Crosby, and Alexander Ovechkin playing on the big stage. It’s athletes like them who really pushed me and motivated me to work hard in practice and help get me to the place I’m at today...the NHL. Since my draft day, my life was changed forever. No more going out on the town without a sea of fans screaming for my autograph or asking for a picture. However, my life also changed for the better. As soon as I was drafted, I signed a big rookie contract, which allowed me to finally thank my mom for all her hard work as a single mother...by buying her a brand new house. Additionally, it broadened the audience of people I have who look up to me, which gave me the opportunity to affect change positively throughout the community. Clearly being a famous hockey player is an immense privilege and is something I will never take for granted. As someone who was inspired by so many athletes who came before, I can only hope to have that same influence on the next generations who are watching me on Saturday nights.