The initial din of notoriety has dissipated; that first blush of newness and electric-shock excitement is over.
Four months into a seismic shift in his life, his future, Spencer Foo has moved on to the day-to-day doing part of being a professional.
"It's been good,'' he reports. "I mean, I've obviously gone through a couple ups and downs but I think that's normal for most guys their first year pro.
"I've learned a ton already. And I do feel like I'm hitting my groove right now, starting to play the kind of hockey I know, the kind I played last year. Right now I feel as confident as I've ever been as a hockey player.
"We have a good support system down here, good coaching, great teammates.
"Every guy on this team has been 'The Guy' at one point in their lives and they've all had to make the jump to that next level. I'm no different. That's just the way hockey is.
"The ones willing to put in the work, to keep excelling, to keep pushing, to get through the grind, those are the guys who make that jump."