The new season is right around the corner and ColoradoAvalanche.com will be profiling several Avs prospects as they prepare for the 2015-16 campaign.
Next up is Spencer Martin, who took the time to sit down and chat after Day 1 of rookie camp. Colorado’s third-round (63rd overall) selection at the 2013 NHL Draft is back on the ice after recovering from a knee injury suffered last season.
Q: How are your legs feeling after the first day of camp?
A: Legs are good but lungs are a little bit different. The altitude here is obviously different from home, but I feel like I am going to adjust the next couple of days and be ready for main camp.
Q: What are your expectations for the season?
A: Just to prove that I can play at the pro level and that I’ve worked hard to come back from ACL surgery in January. I am really looking forward to proving myself at this level.
Q: When did you know that you wanted to be a goaltender?
A: When I was four years old, I knew I didn’t want to do anything else but be a goalie and things haven’t changed.
Q: Who were your favorite players growing up?
A: Really early it was Curtis Joseph of the Maple Leafs, and later on James Reimer was a good role model for me.
Q: What is your pregame routine?
A: It just depends on the time of the game, but if it’s a night game I will nap sometime during the day and eat carbs later on after that. Just a pretty normal routine.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Healthy favorite food? That’s tough, but I like pasta.
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: Happy Gilmore.
Q: What is your favorite sports team?
A: When you get drafted to Colorado, that’s your favorite hockey team but anything else—baseball or basketball—anything in Toronto.
Q: Finally, what does it mean to be a part of the Colorado Avalanche franchise?
A: It’s been unbelievable since I got here a few years ago. They have Francois Allaire and Patrick Roy, so it’s really a special place to be for a goalie and for anybody else too.