Which NHL players grew up with adversity? In the NBA, you see a lot of American players who grew up with all sorts of issues. Dwayne Wade grew up with a criminal drug addict mom. Jimmy Butler was homeless at the age of 13. Kevin Durant was raised by a single mom. Dame Lillard was almost shot in the head at one point. Demar Derozan lived in a town full of gangs. Kyle Lowry grew up in a neighborhood where he could've been shot. Paul Pierce was stabbed several times before playing a game. Kawhi lost his dad before he played a game. Caron Butler was involved in drug selling. John Wall landed in jail once. Etc. There's a huge list of NBA players that had to go through severe adversity growing up. What are some NHL examples of that?