I arrived to Arlington two days ago. When I first got here I went for sushi with Garrett Haar, who was my roommate at last year’s camp. It’s definitely nice to already have a friend at camp with you. We then got a good night’s sleep so that we would be ready to work out in the morning.
The next day we had a good breakfast and then fitness testing, which was a great workout. Our first session on the ice today went great. The skating coach gave us a lot of pointers to help improve our skating technique. So far it’s going pretty well. We’re focusing a lot on the defensive zone and on the defensive part of the game, which should be good. As a defenseman, I appreciate this approach and I’m looking forward to improving that side of my game.
Tonight we might go check out a movie if we’re not too tired, because two times on the ice is pretty tough. But a lot of us want to go see a movie so we’ll go check one out. Tomorrow is definitely going to be an exciting day. We’re going to be working out on a track, which should be interesting. We didn’t do that last year so that’ll be new. Tomorrow night we’re going to the Nationals game, which should be a good team event. We went to a game during camp last year but got there kind of late, so it’ll be nice to catch the whole thing this time. So far I’ve had the chance to meet a lot of new guys, which is pretty cool. Since I’m here for a second time, I feel a lot more comfortable than last year and it’s nice to be one of the more experienced guys.