Numminen’s heart was truly in the game

Via: The Sporting News

‘"It was a lot of stuff [in the past 19 months]. After the surgery you just want to survive. You just want to be a normal parent for your kids, just be a normal street guy, regular parent, not be a professional athlete. I wasn’t even thinking about that. That came later when I realized I could be a normal parent and just do the normal things with the family, just everyday routines. This has just been extra for myself, and I’m really thankful for that. To be back and playing professionally, it’s just unbelievable."’