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Lundmark Discusses Rookie Season in NHL

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Having recently completed his rookie season in the National Hockey League, forward Jamie Lundmark shed some light on the 2002-03 season as well as his approach heading into next year.

The Edmonton, Alberta native tallied eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points, along with 16 penalty minutes in 55 games with New York.

Q: Describe your rookie season in the NHL?
JL: It was an interesting season for me. Going back to Hartford earlier in the year and scoring a few goals, then coming back and getting my first one here felt pretty good. Obviously, it was my first year and I've learned a lot. I tried to come in and take every day as a learning experience. Looking around our room, you can't learn the game from any better players than some of the guys on this team, that's for sure.

Q: What will you do in the off-season to help improve your game?
JL: I'll look to continue what I did last summer. I worked with a different trainer last summer, who changed things up for me a little bit than what I was used to. I spent a lot of time on a skating treadmill, which I think helped my speed and my skating a lot this year. Over the past few summers, I have put on a lot of weight and gained a lot of strength. I'm sure I'm going to get stronger this summer as well. I'm just looking to come to Training Camp prepared and maybe jump into a bigger role next season. I'll look to contribute as much as I can.

Q: What do you see as your role with the Rangers in the future?
JL: I've always been a goal scorer and an offensive player. I'll just look to keep learning and build my confidence handling the puck and passing the puck. It's a big part of the game, especially at this level. I'm looking forward to contributing more to this team.
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