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by Paul on 08/08/13 at 06:02 PM ET
from Leith Dunick of tbNewsWatch,
Doug Gilmour says it was a family decision to send his 16-year-old son Jake packing.
Gilmour, the general manager of the Ontario Hockey League’s Kingston Frontenacs, on Thursday said there simply wasn’t enough room for his son to get the playing time he needed to develop.
The 50-year-old NHL hall-of-famer, in Thunder Bay to take part in Patrick Sharp’s celebrity golf tournament in support of the George Jeffrey Children’s Centre, said by no means was he giving up on his offspring as a hockey player.
“This is between my son and I and this is what we thought,” Gilmour said. “It’s a great opportunity for him. Our team is kind of fully loaded, there are not a lot of spots. He’s turning 17 on Aug. 14. He’s 6-fot-4, 205 (pounds) and teams inquired about him.
“And so I sat with him and said, ‘This is probably a better opportunity for you to develop somewhere else and the people in Kingston aren’t going to say, well, you’re only here because of your dad.'”
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