By Kevin Glew

The affable ex-Capital, John Druce, whose unlikely 14-goal outburst in the 1990 post-season cemented him a place in hockey history, last attended a Caps game 11 years ago. His modest and unassuming character eschewed a red-carpet treatment and Druce sat anonymously amongst the fans.

His name is synonymous with playoff success, but, unfortunately, hockey is not on the top of Druce’s mind these days. A devoted father, Druce is enduring through difficult times as his 20-year-old daughter, Courtney, is battling leukemia.