Before he shipped back West after Development Camp, we caught up with Sens prospect Macoy Erkamps to talk about training and his thoughts on turning pro next season...
1. His thoughts on the 2016 Sens Development Camp:
I think it was a great experience. I had a lot of fun and got to know a lot of the guys inside the organization. I think it was a great week.
2. On his highlight from camp:
The 3-on-3 tournament and the scrimmage were a lot of fun. The zip-lining kind of set the tone to get to know everyone and it kind of gave you an opportunity to introduce yourself.
3. The biggest thing he took away after Dev Camp:
Just learning and seeing the guys and how they have a routine, I think that's one of the biggest things. When you're organized and set a routine I think it's easier to follow than being scattered all over the place. That's one thing that I'm definitely going to take from here.
4. On a prospect that he felt stood out during Development Camp:
I heard a lot about Francis Perron and I played against him in the Memorial Cup. He's exactly what everyone said; he's a hardworking guy who plays with a lot of high intensity in anything he does and I was lucky enough to have him on my team for the 3-on-3 tournament. Off the ice he's also a great guy who's easy to talk to. He was one guy that I was really impressed with.
5. The first thing he's going to do when he gets back home:
Lay in bed. (laughs) Take it easy and maybe hang out with a couple of buddies. Other than that nothing too much.
6. His plans for the rest of the summer:
No vacation. Just settle into training because I had a long season so now it's about getting back into the swing of things. See what they say here and take it back and talk to my trainer to see what we have to work on. Maybe make a trip up to the Okanagan here and there for a relaxing weekend but nothing crazy.
7. Looking forward to next season:
Obviously, making the NHL is my #1 goal but I know it's a process and I'm excited to start the process. If that means starting in Binghamton then I can't wait. I know that the staff they have there is awesome. Like I said, it's a slow and steady process and I'm excited for it to begin.