Craig Conroy knows what it is like to advance throughout your hockey career and enter into a rookie season, unsure of what awaits you at that level.
He's been there, done that.
From his time with Clarkson College, to making his American Hockey League debut with the Fredericton Canadiens and skating in his first NHL game with the Montreal Canadiens, he has a clear understanding of what rookies go through on and off the ice.
So, watching Harvard defenceman Adam Fox burst onto the scene in the NCAA's ECAC conference, he understands exactly what kind of achievement it is to be so dominant as a true freshman.
"To be able to go in and be over a point a game already, as a defenceman … wow," Conroy told CalgaryFlames.com "He has 11 points in nine games, which is pretty amazing. And he has points in seven of those nine games. He's consistent.
"He's playing his game, already. There's no feeling out period, no nervousness."