Anders Lee: Rick Derringer - Real American
Football, apple pie, hot dogs and Anders Lee - Quintessential Americana.
The 15th captain of the New York Islanders carries a Captain America-like aura. Growing up in Edina, MN., Lee excelled in football, baseball, and of course, hockey. He has worn the "C" at many levels and in multiple sports, each time leading by example and keeping the pulse of his team.
"He wasn’t just an athlete, obviously a good athlete, he was a really good person. He wasn’t a jock who thought he was better than everybody else and kind of pushed people away, he was one of those guys that brought people in. His personality, as much as anything, was as impressive as his athletic ability."- Curt Giles, Edina HS hockey coach
Lee had led off the ice as well, partnering with Jam Kancer and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to battle childhood cancer.
When it comes crashing down and it hurts inside ...