Rookie Camp Q&A: Kevin Montgomery
Kevin Montgomery is no stranger to playing in new and unique situations. First, the
Q: What are your thoughts so far on your first Rookie Camp?
A: It’s been a good experience so far. There are a lot of good players here, so I’m just trying to do my best and have fun.
Q: You left
A: I think that the schedule was better for me because you play more games in the OHL. I definitely think that having more on-ice situations helps you to develop as a player. Also, I was able to concentrate more on hockey with
Q: For the second consecutive year, you attended
A: I felt a lot more comfortable this year after being there last year, so I think overall it went pretty well. To make the Junior Team, it all depends on how I play the first half of the year, so hopefully that goes well.
Q: What are your goals for the upcoming season?
A: I just want to be the best player I can be, keep it simple, and hopefully help my team win more games. I think we have a really good team coming back, so we’re going to try to go for it all and do the best we can.
Q: What are your thoughts on the Avalanche organization so far?
A: It’s been phenomenal. Every time I come out here they treat you like gold, and it’s a lot of fun. We had testing at the Avalanche rink this week, and it’s a pretty cool place. I’ve been out here twice before. I was here for the development camp in July and also came out for an off-ice workout about a month before.
Q: So what are you hoping to show the coaches this week?
A: Hopefully that I can make smart plays and am able to play at the next level. I just want to go out there and play the best I can.
Q: For those who have never seen you play, how would you describe your style of play?
A: I’d like to think that I’m a two-way defenseman that plays well in my own zone and has the ability to jump up into the play when needed.