Although Oilers forward Jordan Eberle is looking forward to getting out on the green for the Celebrity Pro-Am that will help kick-off the Syncrude Oil Country Championship presented by AECON, he's also been using the summer to keep his strength and conditioning in check.
"In the gym, with the kids coming in, everyone's so fast now, you just want to continue to get faster and stronger," Ebele said to Oilers NOW radio host Bob Stauffer. "I think that's always a big thing."
Regardless of ensuring that - as a veteran player - he's able to keep up with the young players that cycle into the NHL each year, Eberle said he's taken it a step further to work harder on certain aspects of his personal development.
"I actually hired a shooting coach out of Vancouver, so I've been working with him the last little bit and trying to improve my shot, one-timer release," he explained.
In doing so, Eberle said he feels it will help him become a more dynamic player for the Oilers inaugural season at Rogers Place.
"I'm just trying to find ways to improve my goal scoring abilities. It's one thing I've definitely added to my game this summer."