Well, it's been an amazing week here in Minnesota, what more can I say. I thought I'd blog one more time to offer a little recap.
Ever since I got here (last Tuesday) we had a ton of stuff going on just touring around Minnesota, and it was a lot of fun. Obviously, on Friday for the start of the draft, it was just an incredible moment.
|Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, 2011 NHL Draft,|
Getting drafted first was an amazing feeling and waking up this morning, knowing I was going to Edmonton, was a great feeling. I still can't describe it.
I think going up on stage and shaking Commissioner Gary Bettman's hand first and him saying welcome to the NHL was a really cool moment. It's something to hear him say that. And just getting up there, putting the jersey on and putting the hat on, it's all a great experience.
Gabriel (Landeskog) congratulated me when I was drafted since we were sitting close to each other ... we're good friends now. Last night we talked for a while and it seems so surreal but I couldn't be happier.
When I heard Gabe's name being announced, I was ecstatic for him and I was actually was downstairs inside so I really didn't hear who went third. But I was hoping it was Jon (Huberdeau) and when I found out it was, I was very happy for him. So it's great that those guys did so well too, and I guess I'll be playing against them one day.
To all the Edmonton Oilers fans out there, I want you to know I look forward to being a part of the club and I just can't wait to get it started.