didn't report to (Oshawa's) training camp; he
didn't realize his
coach in Cumberland, Mark Grady
"I remember being on the ice in late November and he
was getting interest (from NHL
teams) and I said 'you're starting to get attention from places you've never thought you would.You will have to start taking this game seriously, because you're going to have some opportunities.' "
Noticing scouts noticing his
Jr.A players is nothing new to Grady, the seven-year coach/GM of the Grads.
A can increase a player's lot in hockey," says Grady
, who would rather use the term Jr.