What sophomore slump?
Joe Colborne, in his second full season in the American Hockey League, has hit his stride. He's leading the league in scoring, and was the Reebok/AHL Player of the Month for October.
In his first 12 games this season, the 21-year-old has notched 10 goals and nine assists for 19 points. His success is marked by hard work both on and off the ice and a commitment to improving his game.
"I've gotten off to a nice start and during the summer I really focused on the intangibles," Colborne said. "I put a lot of time in and focused on my skating and improving my shot. After my first year pro, I realized I needed to stay committed to what I did off the ice, so I really pushed myself at the gym."
The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Calgary native said he focused on speed this summer, as well as faceoffs and agility.