Defenseman Erik Burgdoerfer shares the experience of his first NHL recall after playing 480 minor-league games.
When you're on a bus from Bakersfield, Cali. to Salt Lake City, Utah, there are times when you start to think: "What am I doing right now?"
Those were the times when I thought I'd never receive the phone call that I received on Sunday, when I was told I was being recalled to Buffalo Sabres. I mean, I played in the ECHL for four full seasons. When you're 25 years old and you only have a handful of AHL games under your belt, the childhood dream of playing in the NHL can feel a long ways away.