“I’m way more comfortable,” Gardner said. “Last year was my first year starting, and it was rough, a lot of ups and downs, a lot of adversity. A lot of adversity I fought through, and I feel like I did a really good job of never giving up, never giving up on myself and my teammates. I feel my teammates recognized that, and my coaches recognized that, and I feel like that will help me.”
Asked what might happen if players gained NIL rights, Pastides said this: "It would render athletes who don't receive these rewards as second-class citizens. It would make them feel worse about themselves."
Larkin is a player that already looks like a pro. He plays an incredibly well-rounded game for a player his age; effective on the offensive end of the ice, and responsible defensively. He's got prototypical pro size and skates very well for a bigger forward.
“I don’t feel any nerves at all,” the Wolverines commit said. “All of the hockey is done, all the teams have met you. If they like me, I guess I’ll meet them again at the draft. For now, I’ll just sit back and enjoy it.”