A Day With The Cup: Jordan Nolan

A Day With The Cup: Jordan Nolan

JORDAN NOLAN AND HIS PARENTS


Before taking time to pose for pictures with fans and friends, Jordan was presented with a special helmet adorned with his name and #71 as he was named honorary Garden River Fire Chief.
“When I first won it, my first thought was bringing it back to Garden River,” Nolan said. “We’re a very tight-knit community and we’re very proud people, so for me to bring it back here with the First Nations people and to go on the bridge that says ‘Indian Land’ it was a big moment for us.”  
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“We knew we had a special team. We knew that everyone was playing at the top of their game and (captain Dustin) Brown was leading the way, him and Quicker (goalie Jonathan Quick). So we knew we had a good chance at taking a run at this thing.”  
“I went down to Manchester and worked hard, and I was called up (by the Kings),” he said. “I wasn’t sure if I was staying or if I was going to be sent back to the AHL. To be able to stay with the team all season, go to the playoffs, win the Stanley Cup and end up here, I don’t think I would have ever thought it would happen.”  
“I’ve been fortunate to do some things in life, but nothing compares to watching your son do it,” he said. “I never would have dreamed about this in my life. I was nervous. I was a parent. That was a great feeling, to watch your son go through something like this — being a parent versus being a coach and walking through it with him. It was a great experience and I’ll never forget it.”  
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