This holiday season, The Detroit Fighting Irish are in mourning. As many know, on Thursday, December 17th, 2020, our GM Dan Vasquez passed away. We struggle to find the words to describe Dan, and that's because Dan was many things to our organization. Dan was a friend, a mentor, and a leader of our players, and all those words still sell him short. Dan was part of the DFI heartbeat and, in many ways, will always be. If we measure Dan's life in years, it was not the longest. Still, if we measure it by the impact, he has made in Detroit hockey, it is much more significant. If we measure it by the effect he has had on the players' lives and coaches he has led, it is infinite.