Well, my first ever NHL training camp is over, and it was really exciting. I learned a lot and I'm getting more and more comfortable with the professional schedule and level of play every day.
Although I had fun during the whole camp, one thing I thought was extremely cool was when we went up to Winnipeg and Calgary for a couple of preseason games. The atmosphere in Winnipeg was great because they don't have an NHL team and there are still lots of fans from when the Coyotes used to be the Jets. Right after the game, we flew to Calgary for a game against the Flames the following night.
Once I found out that I wasn't going to be playing that night, I decided to get my hair cut in the hotel because it had gotten a bit too long. What I didn't realize is how expensive the hair cut was going to be. I am used to getting the $10 dollar cut at a local barber, but this was a lot more money than that. The stylist did end up giving me a good cut though.
After the game, we flew home and practiced the next day to prepare for more preseason games.
After all of the preseason games were over, I was told that I had made the team. I was so excited. I called my parents and girlfriend right away and told them all about it. They were also ecstatic to hear the news.
So, now we are just practicing to prepare for Saturday's season/home opener against Columbus. We are building chemistry as a team and getting more and more comfortable with our linemates. It is going to be a great game and everyone is going to be pumped up to start the season the right way.
Hopefully I'll see lots of you guys at the game. We are all hoping the building is packed and as loud as can be to help give us that extra energy.
Until next time,