DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji spoke with Wings players and their fathers/mentors regarding the Dads’ Trip:
There’s something special when the Red Wings get to take their dads with them on the road.
These are the people that helped them reach the NHL and now they get to show them what their lives are truly like when they take a trip.
For David Booth, who grew up in Detroit but spent most of his NHL career with other organizations, it’s an incredible opportunity to share this experience with his dad, Michael.
“This is something I know he’s probably extremely excited for,” Booth said. “I don’t know how to describe it for him. To see what I’ve done my whole career, just traveling and going on the road, it’s just as much a part of our daily job as being here at home, so it’s going to be fun for him to kind of see the ins and outs, the part that most people don’t see. The part that people don’t really know about.
“It’s great that the organization is doing this. I’ve only done it once in my 10-11-12 years and that was in Toronto, and it was just a one-day trip to Pittsburgh and back. To be on the Red Wings plane, staying the cities we are, it’s just awesome that the management decides to do this for the families. I think that speaks volumes for this organization.”