On his experience of going through training camp and playing in the AHL, Kreider told the team’s website “it’s been fun. There is a ton to learn still so it’s fun and exciting to come to the rink and get better.
Kreider added that his enthusiasm for the game comes through all the time, “I use the words exciting and fun a lot because it is. It’s easy to get up in the morning and be pumped up to get to the rink.”
I got in the weight room and waited to get on the ice as a lot of people told me not to skate that much in the offseason heading into my first year. I was antsy to get back on the ice but I think I went about it the right way and I asked a lot of the guys how they structure their summer.
On his performance over the weekend, Kreider recieved praise from inside and outside the organization:
- Ken Gernander told the team’s website, “You can see what he can do featuring those two great skills he has: the speed to go wide around just about anyone, and that hard snap shot. He was impressive.”
- Former Devils coach Larry Robinson said following the game “Man, that guy can fly.”
- Former Whale player Jonathon Audy-Marchessault said “he’s got a great shot.”
Gernander has said that Kreider will play in all-situations for the Whale and told the team’s website, “It’s not like he has 18, 12 years under his belt. He is just getting his feet wet and if he comes down with the right attitude it will help his development. I think he has a good respect for the American Hockey League. There are going to be no cake walks.”