29 days away can only mean one thing....
Drafted out of the QMJHL first OA by the Penguins in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Flower played four seasons with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, earning both the Mike Bossy Trophy as the Q's top prospect, and the Telus Cup as the top defensive player in 2003.
MAF is only the third goalie to be chosen first OA in the NHL draft, after Michel Plasse and Rick DiPietro.
Flower's jersey number, 29, was retired by the Cape Brenton Eagles on January 25, 2008.
World Junior Championships Top Goaltender - 2003
World Junior Championships MVP - 2003
World Junior Championships (Silver Medal) - 2003, 2004
MAF > Carey Price (duh!)
Lord Stanley tastes like champagne.