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Prospect Q&A: Nick Henry

The forward split his final year in the WHL between Regina and Lethbridge

by Niki Ardebili / ColoradoAvalanche.com

Nick Henry was selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the fourth round (No. 94 overall) at the 2017 NHL Draft. The right wing signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the team on March 1, 2019. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound forward spent the 2018-19 season in the Western Hockey League playing with the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Regina Pats. Between the two organizations, Henry tallied a combined 94 points (29 goals and 65 assists) in 69 games.

The Portage la Prairie, Manitoba native wrapped up his 2018-19 campaign with the Colorado Eagles, the Avs' American Hockey League affiliate, playing in three regular-season outings and two playoff contests.

Henry recently sat down with ColoradoAvalanche.com to discuss his playing style and his hobbies away from the rink.

How would you describe your hockey style?

"I would describe myself as a play-making forward that has a good shot and that would like to use it more. A pass-first player, I guess."

You participated in your third development camp earlier this summer. What can you learn from the week in Colorado and take into your game next season?

"I think at development camp there are so many things that you are learning. The biggest thing is to take it all in and keeping those things in your head while at home over the summer. And even keep getting better at them because those are the important things they teach us."

Video: Nick Henry on his season and signing with the Avs

What would you say the best part of your game is?

"I think my hockey sense would probably be the best part of my game."

Who or what got you to start playing hockey?

"I think it was between my dad and my grandpa, but just as a young kid and where I am from, that is kind of all there is to do. That was kind of the drive that my parents gave to me, and I just took it from there."

Is there any music that you typically like to listen to before a game? 

"Not really, no. I think I am more of just whatever is on in the room I am good with." 

What do you like to do when you are not on the ice? 

"I enjoy playing baseball and golf, hanging out with all my buddies. I have a pool in my backyard, so I also like to go swimming. Just spending time outside in the sun for sure."

Who is your all-time favorite player?

"Probably Sidney Crosby. Growing up, he was always so exciting to watch. Everything about him, I think the way he carries himself, and he plays the game the right way. So, he is just a good guy to look up to."

What is your favorite movie?

"Talladega Nights."

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