Last season was a breakout campaign for 23-year-old Boone Jenner.
The Dorchester, Ont. native was named an alternate captain just prior to the season, and after a difficult 2014-15 season that was beset by injury, Jenner scored 30 goals in 2015-16 and showed how impactful he can be at both ends of the rink.
We caught up with him recently as he ramps up his summer training in Columbus.
CBJ.com: What have you been doing this summer?
Boone Jenner: “Working out, skating. After coming home from the World Championships I got to go home for a month or so and see a lot of family and friends. I just got back down here a couple weeks ago, and I’ve just been training, skating, doing some golfing and relaxing that way.”
CBJ.com: How long have you been back in Columbus and who have you been working out with?
Jenner: “I’ve been here three weeks now. Probably most consistently with Dubi. Jonesey was in for a week, Murr is in for this week. And then there’s a couple prospects that have been around.”
CBJ.com: What have you been working on in particular?
Jenner: “I’ve been working on a little bit of everything. There are definitely focuses that I want to key in on, just getting stronger and a little bit quicker and explosive. There’s also getting in good shape and making sure the cardio is where it needs to be at.”
CBJ.com: What are your plans for the rest of the summer?
Jenner: “(Over the rest of the summer), I’ll be here in Columbus and back home a little bit, too. There are a couple weeks that I’ve got to go back home for. Just more of the same – got to stick with the training and get on the ice as much as I can and enjoy it.”
CBJ.com: Will your workout plans change as we get closer to training camp starting (about two months from now)?
Jenner: “It always kind of revs up (as training camp gets closer), but it’s been going pretty good right now, so I just want to stick with it.”