“He’s from very humble beginnings, from what I understand,” Jean said. “I mean he came to our camp and he had the old equipment of the No. 1 goalie on the team he was playing with. There’s not a pro goalie that would have played with that equipment in North America. That’s how old it was.
“When he received his new set of gear with the Lightning colours, it was like Christmas. It was the first new gear he had in years.”
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