Adam Graves has been humbled many times before in his career. He's won the Stanley Cup twice and his number hangs in the rafters at Madison Square Garden, but when he laces up the skates on New Year's Eve to play in the 2012 Winter Classic Alumni Game at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, it'll be another great moment.
Graves spoke with Rangers blog Blueshirt Banter in the build-up to the game.
"I think for me to describe it in one word it would be humbling," he said. "I think most of my experiences as a Ranger has been humbling. To be able to play behind arguably one of the top four or five guys to ever play the game in Mark Messier, to be able to play on the Garden's ice and to winning a Stanley Cup in New York and playing for an original six team is a privilege. And every time you wear that jersey that's exactly what you're feeling and December 31st will be no different."
Check the full interview over at Blueshirt Banter.