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by Joe Ray / Buffalo Sabres

Sabres prospect Daniel Catenacci talks about the week at development camp so far.

It’s been a really good week. I think it’s a good amount of time to be here and obviously, it’s a little better than the Navy Seal Training we did a few years ago. This year, we’ve gotten to focus on on-ice stuff and getting to know all the new prospects. It’s been pretty great so far.

A lot of drills we’re doing out there were with my coaches last year and I did them last year, so I’m encouraged to be in front of the lines and demonstrate what’s going on, and obviously be one of the harder workers out there.

I started out on a bit of a learning curve in my first season with Rochester last year. By the second half of the season, I think I got a little bit better and learned my new position at left wing. I really started to learn the ins and outs of the pro game.

I think I’m been able to improve my overall game, attention to detail in the defensive zone and all the little things. Now, it’s about creating offense at the next level, which I think I’ll be confident enough to achieve next year.

Tomorrow we have a day off and we’re going to go to a ropes course. Other than that, I’ll just want to get back to the hotel, lie in bed and get ready to go back on the ice Thursday.

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