Working for an NHL team in Canada, I often see fans ask for players’ autographs. Only once have I witnessed players ask for someone else’s – it was for Don Mann’s after he spoke to our players and coaches prior to the 2013-14 Vancouver Canucks season. I know I can speak on behalf of everyone involved when I say that Don is one of the most remarkable speakers any of us has ever heard. Don has a humble approach, which helps him immediately connect with his audience. You likely wouldn’t sense his incredible accomplishments when you first meet him, however his stories and seemingly impossible life experiences in the military and extreme sports are nothing short of extraordinary. He explained his goal setting strategy, which is built on setting a series of “mirco goals” that helped him reach larger goals that would not otherwise be possible. He gave us examples of how physical and mental limits can be pushed and overcome with the right mindset. Don has helped us become a better group. A stronger team. And I know his continued influence will help our players overcome the challenges that inevitably happen during the season.