Bodie played 4:57 in the first, 5:42 in the second and 7:33 in the third with 1:20 on the PP and 1:57 on the PK.
He said that making an impression was his focus coming into camp and that he has worked with a sports psychologist on how to make that happen. He said that one of the ways that he tries to standout is by jumping up into the play. (Daily News)
After the game, Alain Vigneault said “I remember him a little bit from last year. There is no doubt that there is some progression on his part. You guys ask a lot about McIlrath but one of the guys their coaches said that during their playoff run went head to head and played with Dylan was Bodie. Tonight I could see why. He has a real good stick, knows how to put it defensively. When he has the puck on his stick most of the time he makes the right plays. He had a strong game tonight and it was good to see.”
Asked if Bodie was in the running for the 7th D spot, Vigneault said “he certainly played a good game and will deserve another look so we will see moving forward.”
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