How have the Blackhawks been spending their offseason? chicagoblackhawks.com recently sat down with your favorite players to see how their summer has gone so far and discuss some of their aspirations for the 2012-23 NHL campaign.
What did you do this summer? Did you stay home or go on vacation?
[My fiancée] Dayna really likes Disneyland, so I took her to Disney World at the end of the season, and it was a lot of fun. I’ve never been there before, so it was pretty cool. I like being at home, though.
Did you keep in touch with or hang out with any teammates?
Yeah, I try to hang out with them whenever I can. I live close to Duncan Keith and past teammates like Cam Barker and Andrew Ladd, so I see them a little bit. That’s about it, but I try to keep in touch.
Have you hit the ice yet this summer? Are you trying to work on any particular skills or parts of your game?
I haven’t been on the ice yet, so I’m just training and getting in better shape.
What’s your personal goal for next season?
I just want to improve on last year on a personal note, and on a team note, just get to the playoffs and do everything to help the team win.