Wellwood's life shaped by father's mental illness

Updated: April 3, 2007, 12:52 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

It doesn't take long before the kitchen table in Rick Wellwood's suburban Windsor townhouse is covered with photo albums.

The home he built with his own hands; the backyard rink with the water-filled oil drums that gave the ice surface that unmistakable NHL sheen; the old-style roller skates without the laces into which Wellwood's son Kyle would leap from near the bottom of the basement staircase and tear around, hockey stick firmly in hand.

Like all such photographs, the pictures ...

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