BRANDON – The path to the NHL starts in many different regions around the globe.
No two are ever the same. And no path has ever started from the sandy beaches of Pinellas County.
Avery Winslow hopes to be the first to make that journey. The latest stop for the 19-year-old landed him at training camp with the hometown team, Tampa Bay Lightning.
It's a journey that started in St. Pete Beach and has wound through the streets of Tampa, the plains of Canada, the middle of Washington state and into the rigors of the Ontario Hockey League.
One day, Winslow hopes the path brings him back home to live ...
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