We asked Hardest Worker Award winner Max McCormick 7 questions about his training this off-season, Dev Camp and more...
His thoughts on the 2015 Sens Development Camp:
I thought it went well. I was able to beat some of my scores from training camp during the testing on the first day so I was happy with that. I think everything on the ice from the scrimmage, to the practice sessions went well too.
On his highlight from camp:
Winning the Hardest Worker Award was definitely the highlight of my camp. It's an honour to receive it given that it's voted on by the coaching staff, management and Dev Camp staff. There's been a lot of great players who have received it in the past so to put my name along side theirs means a lot to me.
On the biggest thing he took away after Dev Camp:
During my exit interview, they talked to me about a few things that I need to focus on in my game: being more consistent in my role every single night, getting pucks out of the zone from wall as a winger, being a guy that can be counted on in defensive situations, kill penalties, block shots, win battles...I just need to focus on doing all the little details of the game consistently every night.
On the first thing he's going to do when he gets back home:
I'll probably start up my training again. I train with my little brother and best friend back home. We train Jason Aldrich who's a strength coach for the Gamblers in the USHL so we train with him and that's been great. He's very good at training the specifics for hockey. On the weekends, we like to get out on the water and just hang out with family and friends.
His plans for the rest of the summer:
I'm sticking around Ottawa for the next couple of weeks to train up here with these guys and then after that I'll head home for a little bit. I'm not sure yet but I may even try and come back to Ottawa again prior to training camp to get some extra work in.
On players he skates with in the off-season:
I skate with my brother, my best friend from back home who's a goalie and then there's a couple other local guys that play Division I and Division III.
On looking forward to next season:
I was just want to come in and be prepared for training camp. My goal is to learn as much as I can and get better every single day and hopefully earn a spot in Ottawa.
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