In our second installment of the Future Series, Jack Jablonski spoke to LA Kings prospects Aidan Dudas and Sean Durzi.
Both drafted in 2018, Durzi by the Maple Leafs and Dudas by the Kings, the two friends reminisce on their time together in Owen Sound in the OHL, explain the mindset of what it's like to wear a letter and talk about the impact that Head Coach John Wroblewski has had on both them and the Reign. With an array of other topics covered and plenty of banter, Dudas and Durzi open up about life on an off the ice.
Durzi, who was a second-round draft pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs described his initial reaction to his trade to the Kings and the phone call he had with Dudas upon hearing the news.
"It was pretty wild... [Dudas] was one of the first people I told when I found out I was traded. I talked to my family and my closest friends. When I told him, he didn't believe me. We were both excited. He thought he got rid of me for a little bit, but we're right back together," Durzi told Jablonski.
Dudas, the former fourth-rounder who joined both Owen Sound and Ontario a year after Durzi talked about the example that his elder teammate has set for him and his teammates.
"[Durzi] just loves hockey, he can never get enough of it. When I first got to Owen Sound, I'd never seen someone love the game as much as him. He's got a great story; going from a 12th-round draft pick in the OHL, working really hard, and becoming a great NHL prospect, to now a soon-to-be NHL player," Dudas told Jablonski.
You can watch the full Future Series with Durzi and Dudas here:
Video: Aidan Dudas and Sean Durzi join the Future Series