Monday, September 23, 2013

Quick Hits with Colton Sceviour

Colton Sceviour in Friday's preseason game (Credit: Michael Connell/Dallas Stars)
After Friday's preseason game in San Antonio, there were a few quick minutes before the team boarded the plane to chat with fifth-year forward Colton Sceviour. Sceviour is back with the Dallas organization on another one year contract and looking to make an impression and crack the NHL lineup for the Stars. He had just scored a power play goal in the game and survived this weekend's first big round of cuts, playing in the Saturday night game as well.

On getting back into the groove of things in the preseason game:
"I felt good. It took a while in the first period to get our legs under us, I think. Once we started going in the first, the second and third everyone looked good and was skating well."
On the skill of the younger lineup that played on Friday:
"Tonight you definitely got to see some of the younger guys that are expected to be assigned to Texas. They're learning more about each other and working on the power play together. That's definitely bodes well and gives confidence that they can jump right into the regular season."
On the excitement around the Dallas Stars franchise and some of the changes made:
"If you look at it, you can see they started in the past to rebuild it and they have a great guy like Jamie Benn to build it around, the trade for Tyler Seguin and the pickup of Valeri Nichushkin, who's a really great player at just 18 years old. With these guys coming up, you can definitely see the foundation of what they're going to build around. It looks like it's going to be an exciting and powerful team once these guys get to play together. It looks like it's going to be a good organization for years to come."
On seeing Jamie Benn, who Sceviour played with in the 2010 Calder Cup, become the captain of the Dallas Stars:
"He absolutely deserves it. He made that team as a twenty-year old and has been a really good player for them. He's done everything they've asked of him. When he came down to Austin, he didn't have to do that; he was asked. He came down and didn't just go through the motions. He came down and carried us that playoffs and was one of the main reasons that we did what we did that year. A guy like that has the attitude you want in a leader, a guy that works hard on and off the ice. He's definitely not the most vocal guy, but you'll watch him on the ice and see what he does and you'll want to match that."

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