My favorite involves his draft day (at the Montreal Forum). He explained that Mario Lemieux and the first rounders were in the expensive seats and the guys like him were in the nosebleeds. However, he was thrilled to be there and looking forward to getting drafted.
He said that the Forum hotdogs were killer and as the hours rolled on he had more and more of them. The first round phased into the second round and on it went until 7 hours (and 7 hotdogs) later when his name was announced.
He raced down from the cheap seats to get to the Kings table where there was no one around. He finally found an LA KINGS staff member who gave him a pin and told him to fill out a form.
And that was it. 171st overall and no jersey, no hat, no photo. Just a pin. And 668 NHL goals.