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Return to Blackhawks brings bigger role for Andrew Ladd

By Pierre LeBrun, ESPN Senior Writer, 05/23/17, 3:30PM EDT


Andrew Ladd is back in Winnipeg again Friday night for a second game in two weeks, this time not battling the mixed emotions he had on March 18 during his first visit since being traded on on Feb. 25.

"It felt weird the first time," the Chicago Blackhawks winger said over the phone Thursday. "Just going back to the rink for the first time so quickly after the trade, everything was so fresh that you're still processing the fact you're not coming back [as a Jet]. But having gone through that game, experienced the ovations from the fans and the nice tribute they gave me; after having some time to think about it, it was a pretty cool moment for me to go back there and definitely appreciate the response I got."

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