Red Wings summer development camp try-out Owen Robinson spoke with the Sudbury Star’s Ben Leeson regarding his experiences at last week’s development camp in Detroit. The Sudbury Wolves forward tried to “be a sponge” as he learned from the Wings’ skill development coaches:
“I went in there with the mind set of just learning everything, to just be there, be prepared and be ready to go whenever,” Robinson said. “I honestly didn’t go in there with any expectations, just wanted to go in there and work my hardest and hopefully, good things would happen, and they did.
“My off-ice training has been going really well so far, I have been skating a little bit, and I think it was just good timing. I’m in the best shape that I have ever been in. Going into camp, I was a little nervous, but I felt confident enough and once the first day was over, it was just nice.”
While he has yet to hear if he’ll be invited to rookie camp, feedback on his camp performance has been positive.
“They said, ‘You have something the game is looking for right now,’ which is my skating, and it’s something that I have to keep improving. They said I have a ton of potential, I just have to keep getting stronger, so that’s what I’m going to keep doing, just keep getting stronger, keep improving my skills and, hopefully, I can make that jump to the next level.”