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?
I went back home to Buffalo, New York, but I’ve been here for about two weeks. I also went to Boston and visited Jimmy Hayes down there.
Did you keep in touch with or hang out with any teammates?
I talk to a lot of my teammates through text messages, guys like Sharp, Leddy, Toews, Carcillo and Montador. Everyone, pretty much.
Have you hit the ice yet this summer? Are you trying to work on any particular skills or parts of your game?
I’ve been skating a lot, three times a week, pretty much since I went back home. The things I’m working on are just my shot and getting faster.
What’s your personal goal for next season?
Just to give the team whatever it needs—try to put up some better numbers offensively, score some more goals and become a better overall player.