On his first professional season
It was a good season. Learned a lot in the first year. It was a great place to play. I’m just excited for the coming years.
On the length of the season compared to college
The season is a lot longer. The playoffs are a lot longer, too. You start early and you finish late, so you just have to get used to it and get your body ready every day after practice to be ready the next day and to get going on the ice. For sure, it’s a lot of learning curve from the college schedule.
On the San Jose series
They played really well. It was a hard-fought battle, a lot of one-goal games in the series. You just got to tip your cap and they played well. Yes we had some injuries, but guys came in a played hard. We got to give it to them.
On playoff hockey
Playoff hockey is a little bit more all the time. You just have to get used to it. We had a good first series against Ontario, a hard fought battle, a hard team to play against. You start from there and you know what to expect from now on.
On his power play time
It’s a fun place to play. You can make a lot of plays. Being on the power play is a privilege, so you go out there and try to make a difference. When you go out and play with a lot of good players out there that can make plays you can do your thing and make a difference.
On the consistency throughout the season
We had really good, older guys, leaders. We practice hard here every day, and we feel like a lot of guys can come here and make a difference working the way we do. I think that’s the main thing.
A message to the fans
Thank you. I mean it’s awesome playing here. Can’t get a better city, better weather, better fans. It’s been a privilege to play here and I was really excited.