THN: Who did you look up to as a young player?
I liked Mats Sundin, Peter Forsberg and Henrik Zetterberg. They played so well in the NHL for so many years, and they were leaders on their teams. The older I get, the more I look at their games and try to play like them.
THN: What skill should kids work on today?
Obviously, skating has to be up there. You need a lot of things to make the NHL, but if you’re a good skater, you can go a long way. Especially now the game is getting faster and faster, you have to be able to keep up.
THN: What’s your favorite way to score?
I love scoring any kind of goals. It’s always a good feeling when you score a pretty one, a nice goal, but I don’t really have a favorite way as long as it goes in.
THN: Is there a part of your game you’d like to improve?
About the Author
Copy editor Sam McCaig rejoined The Hockey News in 2017 after previously working at THN from 1999 to 2010. His career high for goals in a season is one.