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 2012-13 NHL campaign.
What have you been up to this summer?
I’ve been spending my summer in Newport Beach, California, so I actually learned how to surf this summer. That was a big step for me; it’s pretty fun, but not very easy. I’ve also been doing some golfing. Also, I went up to Saskatchewan for a month to visit my family and hang out up there. Then I came to Chicago for July 4 to visit my brother, and all of our family came down from Canada. We withstood the 100-degree weather.
Other than that, my wife is pregnant, so I’ve been laying low and enjoying our time together in the offseason, just staying in shape and getting ready for next season.
Do you have a favorite vacation spot?
Probably Hawaii. We went to Waikiki, and there’s so much more we need to see.
What’s your personal goal for next season?
Help this team make the playoffs.