Flames' Curtis Glencross passing along help of Sergei Federov

Calgary Flames winger Curtis Glencross skates during the warmup prior to facing the Anaheim Ducks...

Calgary Flames winger Curtis Glencross skates during the warmup prior to facing the Anaheim Ducks at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, March 12, 2014. (AL CHAREST/QMI Agency)

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:32 PM ET

For a prairie boy trying to win a job in the NHL, it’s hard to guess what would have been a bigger deal …

The driver?

Or the ride?

Calgary Flames alternate captain Curtis Glencross was being quizzed the other day about his leadership role in a locker room full of youngsters, and the 31-year-old left-winger singled out longtime NHL star Sergei Federov as a guy who made him feel welcome when he first arrived at hockey’s highest level.

“It started when I was in Anaheim. We came back off an exhibition road-trip, and I was going to jump back on the bus and head back to the hotel, and Sergei came off the bus and asked me if I wanted a ride,” Glencross recalled. “So I jumped in. At that time, he had a Ferrari in Anaheim, and I was kind of in shock. He said, ‘Let’s go have a beer, and then I’ll take you back to the hotel.’ I was like, ‘Alright, this is kinda awesome.’


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