Wallaceburg’s Seth Griffith is looking to crack the roster with the Boston Bruins on a full-time basis this year.
However, the 22-year-old winger is happy with the time he received in the NHL during his rookie campaign last season.
“It was a good experience for me,” Griffith told the Sydenham Current.
“I got 30 games under my belt. Being younger, it doesn’t happen that often that you get that chance to play so young. Some guys have to wait a lot longer. I just took what I could from those 30 games.
Griffith said he knows what to expect going into training camp.
“I got a lot of help and I know coming into this year what I have to be ready for, what I have to work on this off-season and go into camp hopefully ready, and battle for a spot on the team,” he said.
In 30 games with Boston last year, Griffith netted 6 goals, and added 4 assists for 10 points. In 39 games in the AHL with the Providence Bruins he scored 12 goals and added 19 assists for 31 points.
Griffith said his goal is crack the NHL roster, and stay there.
“I think everybody’s goal is to make it to the NHL,” he said. “You don’t want to go back to the minors but I’m still young so if I have to go to Providence a little more that’s fine. I’m just going to go in with the mentality to make the team and stay there.”
Griffith has been busy in Wallaceburg during the off-season, working out at Crossfit Wallaceburg and in Chatham at the Hockey Station.
“I work out with Rod (Langstaff at Crossfit Wallaceburg) and I go with Todd Warner to do our sprints and stuff outside,” he said. “Starting up here will be three times a week, getting closer to training camp coming sometime mid-September. I had a nice little summer. You know it’s nice being home for a bit.”
Griffith also spent some time volunteering at a Wallaceburg lacrosse camp this summer. Check out our coverage here and here.