Sunday, April 16, 2017
My interview with Adam Pelech
At 22 years of age, New York Islanders defenseman Adam Pelech still has more years to play in the NHL. The Toronto, Ontario native was drafted 65th overall (3rd round) of the 2012 NHL draft. He made his NHL debut in 2015-16, but was injured after 9 NHL games, and didn't play again that season, though he returned in 2016-17. In 53 NHL games, (all with the Islanders), Pelech has 12 points (3 goals and 9 assists). He'll probably get a starting job to start the 2017-18 season.
At his teammate Anders Lee's Kan Jam event, I was able to catch up with Adam. Here are the questions I asked him.
Me: "Injuries and trips to the AHL have prevented you from being the starting lineup. Is it hard to sit out multiple games?"
Pelech: "It is tough when you're switching around like that all the time. Especially when you're hurt, it's tough to not be playing, and being away from all the guys. I'm glad that I'm here now, and hopefully we can have a few good weeks here."
M: "What do you think of this event Anders Lee is running?"
P: "It's always great when we can use what we do to help a great cause. We had a great time today, and a lot of people showed up. Hopefully there's more of this to come."