“I know these are hockey games … but I do look at it like it’s for my country,” Tortorella told the Columbus Dispatch. “What Nick [his son] is doing by far dwarfs what we do. We’re entertainers; we’re playing a sport.”
He continued, "But with my son over there — this might sound selfish — I want to team up with him and help my country. I get pretty caught up in representing my country. There’s nothing like it."
Tortorella’s son has been an Army Ranger for four years.