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The Torres Family

from Tom Reed of the Columbus Dispatch,

There is only one Torres family in the NHL, and their tale is both familiar and unique to the hockey world.

They are a hard-working, fun-loving, tequila-drinking clan that overcame tough financial times and racial prejudice to produce the NHL’s first player of Mexican and Peruvian descent.

“The NHL should do more to promote stories like these,” Blue Jackets center Michael Peca said. “It would help inspire kids of multinational backgrounds and let them know there is room for them in our game.”

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