Hey everyone! David Schlemko here. I'm really excited to be a part of the Sharks organization and start my first season here in San Jose. Training Camp has officially started which means that hockey is back!
Training Camp has been really good so far. We are less than a week in but it's been filled with a lot of tough workouts, high tempo practices and team bonding. On the first day of camp, I got those feelings that everyone gets going in - those anxious nerves until you get on the ice and get your reps in. After the inital nerves go away, it's just like any other day. You're just huffing and puffing a little harder than usual since you're getting back into it.
All the guys were great to me at my first camp with the Sharks. I've been down here for four weeks now so I've gotten to know them pretty well. I haven't gotten to know the World Cup guys as much, but they were here for a few days before they took off for Toronto. I think I've met basically everyone. I haven't seen Mikkel Boedker yet, but I played with him before. I haven't had too much time to hang out with everyone off the ice that much, but I did go golfing with Joel Ward and Micheal Haley - that was a good time. I've also started to get close with Brenden Dillon. He's a cool guy and I want to build some chemistry with him going into the season, especially if we are going to be playing together. Overall, it's a great group of guys and I look forward to getting to know them more.