Note: Ryan Callahan Loves The Yankees

Ryan Callahan told NHL.com that he grew up as a fan of the New York Yankees and never even considered the idea that he could one day be playing hockey at Yankee Stadium.

He said that while he and his family didn’t travel down to the Bronx many times, “we watched very game at home. My dad is a big Yankees fan and it’s kind of a religion in my house.”

Callahan said on the Yes Network, “to be a Yankees fan and to be able to play at Yankee Stadium….it will be a special day.”

In October 2012, Callahan and Girardi were at Yankee Stadium together during a playoff game and celebrated when Raul Ibanez hit a walk-off home run.