"I still think people know I put up decent numbers without playing a second on the [power play], but yeah, probably defensive guy is right, and it's fine," Hagelin said Monday. "I know what I'm made of and I know what I have done offensively in this League while playing a defensive role. I'm confident I can do a lot of damage offensively."
“Michigan gave me all the tools to compete at this level on and off the ice,” said Hagelin. “The coaches helped me learn how to use my speed at Michigan. That’s what I try to do here, get on pucks quickly and make plays when I can.”
"Guys we were looking at were high-profile guys and two or three of them are already in the NHL," assistant coach Mel Pearson said. "What happens is, the high-end kids, even at ages 14, 15 or 16, they are already identified (as prospects by the pro leagues) and it's almost too late for us."
"It's about us playing better and finishing strong," Berenson said on Tuesday. "I think we're finding ways to win games that we necessarily haven't been the better team or where we have given up too many scoring chances or we didn't kill a penalty we should have. ... But when the smoke cleared, we still won. "Is that a good sign? Maybe. But we can't keep giving up seven goals a weekend and expect to win games."