On a recent trip to Minnesota, NYRangers.com caught up with rookie defenseman Brady Skjei to talk about his summer, training with Ryan McDonagh, golf and an upcoming trip to Europe.
NYR: How have you been keeping busy since we last saw you in May?
BS: "I've been working out here in Minnesota five days a week with Mac. Other than that, I've been golfing quite a bit. Going to my cabin up north on Bay Lake. Other than that, hanging out with some buddies, trying to catch up with people that I haven't seen for a while. It's been a busy summer but I've been enjoying it a lot."
NYR: We're about a month away from camp. What's a normal day of training like for you at this point in the summer?
BS: "The first month or so we did a lot of heavy weights. Now, we're doing more speed stuff. Just trying to get that conditioning going and quick muscle movements for the year. We're five times a week, usually about an hour and a half workout and you're good. It's a good spot."
NYR: Seen any movies or catch up on any TV shows?
BS: "Game of Thrones. I just got into it. Everyone was talking about it. I've crushed - I'm in season 5 right now after the last month. I've been watching that a ton."
NYR: What's your best round of golf so far?
BS: "I shot a 71 yesterday. I finished bogey, bogey, so I almost shot a 69 but I blew up."
NYR: Have you traveled much at all, and if so, did the clubs come with you?
BS: "I went to Banff to play in Glen [Sather's] golf tournament. That was a really cool course. I'm going to Zucc's charity game, so I'll be there for three or four days in Norway. It should be fun."