The fall of 2018 couldn’t have gone much better for Dillon Dube. He was the standout player of rookie camp and then main camp, which culminated in a spot on Calgary’s opening night roster. Things came back down to earth from there, but Dube still finished with 25 NHL games and he comes to 2019 camp with an almost identical opportunity. In fact, if Dube repeats history from one year ago, turning 25 into a number closer to, say, 82 is very much in the cards.
That’ll be easier said than done, however, especially from a mindset perspective.