Rookie Camp Day 2 – Nick Ebert raw quotes

Raw quotes from Nick Ebert…

On if Rookie Camp is getting any easier, given that he’s been to LA a few times for other camps:

“Yeah, I think a little bit as far as just being comfortable and things like that. You start to meet all the staff and the scouts, all the guys are here. Every time you come back it’s a little bit easier and easier every time, as far as comfort.”

On his experience going to Team USA’s summer evaluation camp:

“It was a good experience. It was my first time every playing in Nationals so it was a little bit of an adjustment for me. I think the first game I struggled about, just as far as the big ice surface and things like that. By game 2, I got a lot better and I thought I made a case for myself to stay, but unfortunately they didn’t think that. I think if I had a little bit more time there, I would have gotten better each day. It was just a little bit too short for me but I definitely can take some good things away from that camp either way.”

On if he made any new friendships:

“It was good to meet some new guys. I met Dylan Blujus. He was my roommate there, he was a good guy. Obviously my two teammates Pat Sieloff and Brady Vail were there as well. It was nice to have those guys there and to know them. It just made everything a lot easier, so it was good.”

On the timing of coming to camp in LA after already starting his junior season in Windsor:

“Yeah, it’s a little weird considering that you go to junior camp, then come back, and then most likely head back to juniors. So, it’s a little bit different. All-in-all, I think it’s good. I think it was good for em to get out to junior camp and skate a little bit there, too and I had my fitness testing there. It was good either way. You just have to be prepared no matter what and you just have to make adjustments whenever they come.”

On how his fitness testing here went:

“It was good. It was the first time I’ve ever did it and I have to say it was probably the hardest test I’ve ever done. It was the wind gate test I think they call it and I’ve never done it before. It was tough but it was good to do it for the first time and I know what to do coming back into next years camp. I know what to expect and what to work on for the summer.”

On his biggest improvement made this summer:

“I think that there’s a lot of things that I could improve on and I have improved on. I think that being a bit more physical this year is one thing I want to do. Over the past few years, I played well over 30 minutes a lot of nights, so I kind of had to conserve my energy. In Windsor this year, it will be a little different. We have more defense, so it will be a bit different this year. I’ll have more energy, I’l be able to do more things. Less ice time will perfect for me, so we’ll see what happens.”

On if plans on showing off his big shot from the point on Saturday night vs. Anaheim:

“Hopefully I can get a couple off and put a couple in the back of the net. We’ll see.”

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