The best way to describe our relationship was that we were like brothers. We knew each other for a long time. Our relationship began in hockey and going to war with each other. We both played the game the same way and bonded over that.
He was a very genuine person with a huge heart. He really cared about other people. He was very selfless. He cared a lot about what other people thought. He wanted to make everybody happy and make everybody proud. On the ice he would stick up for his teammates. He wasn’t the biggest guy but he would do whatever it took for his teammates. Same thing with his family. He was just a fun guy to be around and a team favourite.