It’s been almost a week since David Ayres heroically took over the Carolina Hurricanes’ crease in the NHL’s latest emergency backup situation. He earned the win over the Toronto Maple Leafs as a result, and since then it’s been a whirlwind for the Toronto Marlies facilities worker.

From media availability, to becoming an honourary North Carolinian, to sounding the horn to begin the Hurricanes’ game in Raleigh, he’s been just about everywhere this week.