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Catching up with: Todd Burgess

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Since we weren't able to chat with him at the Draft, we caught up with Sens fourth-round pick Todd Burgess during the physical testing on Day 1 of Development Camp...

Where he was when he heard he was drafted by the Sens:

I got to spend it with some close friends and family so it was a special day for me and it was obviously a dream come true.

His expectations going in to the NHL Draft:

My agent said that there was a chance so I didn't get my hopes up too high and then I finally got that call and it was just such a surreal feeling for me.

On not attending the Draft:

I decided to spend it with some of my close friends and family in Arizona so I would rather do that and get to spend that day with them.

His thoughts on the city and organization since arriving in Ottawa:

From what I've seen it's a great place. Great weather, great town...I like it here.

On not being intimidating coming in to development camp:

It's my first year so I can use this as a base for what to expect next year and get better throughout the season so I can continue to improve.

On being fully recovered from his injury in 2014:

I hurt my knee but I've got it back to where it needs to be.

His plan for next season and playing college hockey at RPI:

Starting with the summer, it's a big off-season for me. I need to get bigger and stronger for that next level so I can be an impact player my freshman year.

On getting on the ice later today:

It's good to be back on the ice for a full week and get back into the hockey routine.

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