He’s been kind of a father figure. He took me out for dinners, drove me around a little bit, told me about things here. I didn’t really know any of the guys, and he was just making me feel like I belong here.
He’s a really humble person. Every day, he wants to get better. Everybody likes him here. I did not know him at all, and him just taking an unknown guy and teaching him and helping him, that shows how good of a person he is.
Olli Maatta on his surrogate father, Jussi Jokinen (x)