The Red Wings’ summer development campers had a short interview window after they engaged in skating and agility drills during Thursday’s practice, and as a result, there are only two interviews to share with you this morning.
Goaltender Kaden Fulcher spoke with the media for 5 minutes, discussing his hopes to turn pro this upcoming season, his need to improve his leg strength, the development camp as a learning experience and his impressions as he tries to “be a sponge.” Fulcher said that as a free agent signee, his advice to first-year draftees and free agents is actually to “stay loose” and enjoy themselves instead of letting nerves get to them.
At the other end of the developmental spectrum, 3rd round draft pick Seth Barton, a BCHL graduate defenseman who’s heading to UMass-Lowell, spoke for a couple of minutes, discussing his draft experience as he stayed home, his impressions of the development camp thus far and his decision to head to UMass. Barton stands at 6’3″ and maybe 174 pounds, and he’s just coming out of the Trail Smoke Eaters of the BCHL, so the right-shooting rearguard is going to need to develop significantly over the course of his college career. Nice kid, though:
Update: In the video department, the Free Press’s Helene St. James posted clips of Kasper Kotkansalo and Gustav Lindstrom’s interviews from Wednesday: