The Predators 2011 Fathers' Trip
By Ashlan Williams
February 10, 2011
It's a priceless tradition that unites two of the most important things to each of the Predators: hockey and fathers.
"You think about the person who sacrificed the most throughout your whole career since you started playing at age 3, and it's him," forward Chris Mueller said.
Once a year, the dads of all the Predators travel hundreds and thousands of miles to attend the Predators' annual Father's Trip. This year's trip brought all the fathers along to the City of Brotherly Love for the Predators' Feb. 3 contest against the Flyers.
Kenn Sullivan, father of forward Steve Sullivan, has attended every trip since his son's first full season with the Preds in 2005-06. He always looks forward to what the event has to offer.
"What's good about [the Father's Trip] is the fact that you know whatever they have planned is going to be well done, and it's always first class," Kenn Sullivan said.
One of the first teams in the league to have this event, each year the Predators give their fathers the opportunity to experience life on the road with an NHL team, all while spending quality time with their son.