You’ll soon enter your third year as a pro. What have you seen for yourself in terms of growth and development? "It’s pretty cool to be a part of it and enjoy the process. A lot of people say to ‘embrace the grind,’ but I don’t necessarily think that it’s a grind. It’s more ‘embrace the dream.’ Yeah it’s a struggle at times, but it’s a good struggle and if you didn’t go through it, it wouldn’t make you a better or stronger person. I’m just enjoying it."
When you were called up to Boston, what did you take from guys like Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin? "What they bring to the table day in and day out is a calm demeanor. They go out about their business with a pro mentality. There are times when we’d goof off and have fun, but when they’re on the ice it’s strictly business. And the way they moved, you could tell they’ve played a lot of hockey. They’re always within their stance, moving within their stance; their bodies were controlled the entire time. Sometimes you’re moving left to right and your stick or glove are trailing, but they’re consistent with having that under wraps."