Agostino was laid up with mononucleosis and barely got out of bed for six weeks.
"The first half of the summer was rough," he told NHL.com. "I went down the middle of May and I wasn't cleared until the end of June."
That left him about five weeks to get into shape for possibly the most important training camp of his hockey career to date.
It was then that Agostino put the first year of his Yale education to the test and figured out just what it was going to take for him to get into shape to put on the best showing he could in front of the USA Hockey staff and potentially earn a spot on Team USA for the 2012 World Junior Championship.