Leading up to 2017-2018 training camp, media intern Emily Polglaze will be leading the Vet Check-Up feature on JanesvilleJets.com. Twice a week, she’ll catch up with one of eight Jets veterans to see how the summer offseason has been going, and what they’re looking forward to in the season to come.
Next up in the Vet Check-Up series is forward and #22, Brenden MacLaren.
EP: How is your offseason going?
BM: The offseason has been going great. I’ve been spending a lot of time with family and friends.
EP: Have you been on any vacations?
BM: Yeah, right after graduation my parents and I spent two weeks in Siesta Key Beach, Florida.
EP: Have you been doing any skating?
BM: Yes, I skate twice a week in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
EP: What skills have you been focusing on during the summer?
BM: I’ve been focusing on getting stronger and working on a quicker release.
EP: What is your favorite summer activity?
BM: I love being out on the water and spending time with my friends.
EP: What NHL offseason trade or development was most surprising to watch?
BM: Probably the Blackhawks trading Niklas Hjalmarsson and Artemi Panarin.
EP: What is your favorite summertime meal or snack?
BM: My favorite summertime foods are grilled chicken and fruit.
EP: What do you miss most about the Jets in the summer and look forward to in the fall?
BM: I miss seeing all the boys everyday, and especially my roommate, Colin Felix. I’m looking forward to meeting all the new guys and playing in front of our great fans.
EP: Once training camp starts, where will you go for your first lunch break?
BM: I’ll definitely go to GR’s Sandwiches for my first lunch break.
EP: Any goals for the upcoming season?
BM: A team goal for us will be to lead our division again this year and make it to the finals.