Nick Leddy doesn’t remember his first time on the ice.
He shouldn’t be blamed for not remembering it; after all, he was very young. But he’s been informed of it. By a direct source, too — his dad, Mike.
"I hated skating then," Leddy said, before chuckling. "My dad told me I was scared and very timid of the ice the first couple of times I was out there. But he walked me out and stayed there with me. As I continued skating, I got used to it more and more."
Leddy grew to become so comfortable on the ice he’s now competing in his eighth season as a defenseman in the National Hockey League, his fourth with the New York Islanders.