Brodzinski Scores in Rookie Game; Ready for Tough Coach and Pro Game

BrodzinskiIn game one of a two-game series with the Arizona Coyotes, the Los Angeles Kings rookie squad fell to the visiting group of prospects, 5-3.  The Coyotes also scored twice during the five minute 3-on-3 overtime simulation.  Kings goaltending prospect Patrik Bartosak allowed one goal in 40 minutes of action before Nick McBride came in for third period and overtime.  Valentin Zykov, Austin Wager, and Jonny Brodzinski scored for the Kings.  After the game, Brozinski spoke with John Hoven of MayorsManor and shared the following…

On how he feels:

“Alright. Kind of a tough game but we’ll bounce back tomorrow.”

On if he was eager to get back after the end of his season:

“Yeah it has been a long time since i played a game. I was just excited to get them back on and chase somebody else besides my teammates.”

On his injury being healed:

“Yeah it’s good. Ankle is all healed up now.”

On his experience in Manchester and how it helped him coming into camp:

“Oh for sure. Especially with the coaches and everything too. Dowd and Gravs (Gravel) on that team, they’ve told me a lot of stuff that has been going on there. But the experience with the speed of the game. Watching 20 games there during the playoffs, it’s definitely an atmosphere. The speed is improved and everything is picked up from college.”

On if he’s been able to let his guard down:

“For sure. There are a lot of great guys on this team so it’s pretty easy to fit in.”

On if he experienced coach Mike Stothers’ seriousness and discipline:

“Right off the bat. He doesn’t take anything and he expects 100% of your effort all the time. I think that’s what makes his teams so great. Just judging off last year’s team, they won a championship underneath him. He doesn’t expect anything besides a W.”

On what he needs to do in camp:

“The speed game and trying to adapt to the totally different level of play here. The speed is improved and the overall play is a lot faster than college, but it is manageable for sure.”

On the differences between the pro and college game:

“It’s a completely different game from college. There are fights here and not in college, it’s a different game.”

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  1. steve brodzinski says: