The biggest thing I have learned is you can't take anything for granted. You have to work as hard as you can every night, regardless.
On every level I have played I've heard, `Am I going to perform or not because of my size?' I think I have proved to people I can perform regardless of how big I am.
I've spent every game I've ever played making sure I'm out-working the other guy.
I feel more comfortable confidence-wise. You get to the NHL, and you're nervous about trying things. With experience, you're not as afraid of being creative.
Why would I want four or five more inches? I use my speed.
You want to be the guy who makes an impact in every game. In this sport it's all about results-winning games and making the playoffs.
Sometimes offensive players get turned into defensive players, which sometimes isn't a bad thing, but for me I need a chance to play more offense.
I don't know WHEN I'll be big enough to play!
New York is a place I wanted to come
I made the move (to #NYR) thinking about this opportunity, to play in the #StanleyCup Final.
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