The question wasn't about Dylan Strome's future.
Just a standard end-of-season inquiry into the 22-year-old's offseason plans following the conclusion of his first year as a Blackhawk. And yet, Strome touched on far more than just the summer in his response.
"I'll definitely be in Chicago for the majority of the summer. This is where I want to be, this is where I want to spend the rest of my career," Strome said. "I think it's good to be in a familiar enviroment and be comfortable here."
After a season that began in Arizona with the team that drafted him third overall in the 2015 NHL Draft, Strome's arrival in Chicago kicked off a season in which plenty of new faces contributed for the Blackhawks. Perhaps no player made a larger impact than Strome, who posted the first 20-goal season of his career following his arrival in Chicago.
So it's no surprise that Strome isn't rushing to leave the city where his NHL career reached another level.
"Personally, I think it went pretty well after the trade. Obviously, didn't start the way I wanted it to in Arizona, but I tried to turn it around as best I could here, produce and help the team win," Strome said. "Every night, I tried to be a postive player and do my best."