When you skate out onto the ice for the first time on a Friday night in front of a packed house, and you hear the band playing the fight song, it's the best feeling in the world.
I had a fantastic college hockey experience at Minnesota State and thanks to my coaches and support staff, I learned the value of hard work, teamwork and life skills.
I've learned good lessons in life and met a lot of great people along the way. It's the reason I wanted to go to college.
It gave me the opportunity to get better every single day.
When players step in from college hockey to the NHL they are physically ready and mentally mature.
It was hands down the best decision I ever made.
I think my mom is still happier that I’m a Harvard graduate than I’m playing in the NHL, to be honest.
It was obviously the best step I could have taken to get to the next level.
I owe it to my coaches who took a chance on me and gave me a scholarship so that I could have this opportunity in the NHL and to get a degree.