If he is nervous about the draft of the National League, defender Frederic Allard the great cache. The number 58 admits he is looking forward to know for which team he is going to.
“The important thing is that the team that fished me loves me as a player,” says Allard who is ranked 32nd on the NHL Central recruitment. Personally, he expects to put on a sweater in the second or third round. It does not have to look far an example that the rank of selection is secondary. After being drafted in the fourth round by the Hurricanes last summer, his teammate Nicolas Roy exploded in scoring with 49 goals to sign his first professional contract in April, with figures resembling the first-round choice. “It’s a number. Anywhere you’ll find you, you must prove you after, “says defenseman from Quebec who will travel to Buffalo with his parents, an uncle and some friends. “We’re 12,” says one who as late player ( ” late ”), could enjoy one more season before being eligible for the draft.
“It helped, admits Allard who tallied 59 points in 64 games. I had a pretty average season before the season and I was able to come back with a big season. I showed that I was able to evolve and that I was not the same level as 16 years.
Many see Frederic Allard as one of the hidden cards of this draft. The main interest is not in disagreement with that statement. “I was pretty underrated throughout the year. Recently, I have not been invited to the Junior Team Canada summer camp. I spend a lot under the radar, but the team will recover me will not regret it, “to ensure Frédéric Allard who has a thought for his parents, including his father who directed in minor hockey and Serge Alain, who was his coach for three seasons in the pee-wee and bantam when he hears his name.
Invited to ” combine ” in Toronto earlier this month, the colors of Sags carrier has not the physical tests, the result of broken ribs suffered during the playoffs. He had meetings with twenty teams, proving the interest towards her. “I say quite the same thing and they are not bad all agree with me,” summarize Allard has focused on two aspects, his offensive game and improving his defensive game in the last year .