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A Conversation with Huberdeau

Huberdeau chats with Floridapanthers.com about his offseason training regimen, his experience at the World Championship in Belarus and the World Cup.

Wednesday, 06.18.2014 / 5:02 PM ET / News
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A Conversation with Huberdeau
Jonathan Huberdeau chats with Floridapanthers.com about his offseason training regimen, his experience at the World Championship in Belarus, and the 2014 World Cup.

Jonathan Huberdeau is in town serving as a guest instructor at the Florida Panthers Ultimate Summer Hockey School at the Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs.


Huberdeau chats with Floridapanthers.com about his offseason training regimen, his experience at the World Championship in Belarus, and rooting for the USA during the World Cup.

How have you been spending your offseason so far?

I’ve been home, in Montreal with my family. I’m working out five days a week and playing some golf. It’s been a good offseason so far, just getting ready for next season.

Have you taken any time to relax after the season or after playing for Canada at the World Championships in Belarus?

We had two or three weeks before the World Championship so I kind of took that time off and then I started preparing for the World Championship. After the World Championship I took a week off and now I am training again.

What is a typical day like during the offseason?

I work out like 45 minutes from my house, so I wake up at probably 8:30 a.m., leave around 10 a.m. and get to the gym at 10:45 a.m. I workout from about 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. After that I just go back home, and it depends on how the day is. If it’s nice outside I’ll probably go and play a round of golf or I’ll play tennis. Just do a little bit of sports or just go home and relax.

Are you training with any NHL players?

I work out with some NHL guys, like [Marco] Scandella. (Minnesota Wild). There are a lot of guys that come in later in the summer.

Did you get a chance to watch the US World Cup opener against Ghana?

Yeah we did actually. Nick and I watched it at my place. It was good. I am kind of cheering for USA even though I’m Canadian. They [Canada] are not playing in the World Cup, so I was cheering for USA. I was happy that they won the first game. I thought Ghana was all over them and they kind of found a way to win.

What was your experience like playing for Canada at the World Championships in Belarus?

It was really good. I didn’t have the best season this year so I think I wanted to finish the season kind of positively, and I think that’s why I decided to go play. To represent your country is always a great experience. It was really fun. I liked it, I liked the city, we had a good group of guys and I did well so that was a plus.

You looked really comfortable on the ice during the tournament. How did you feel about your game in Belarus?

I was happy with my game. That’s what I wanted to do, bring the confidence back and have a strong showing. I was happy with that but unfortunately we lost in the quarterfinals.

What is it like getting out here with the kids at the youth hockey camp?

It’s great. As a kid you always want to look to a guy that is in the NHL. I would have liked that. I didn’t have the chance to do a lot of camps like that when I was younger. I would have liked that to have some NHL guys around me, kind of helping me through the camps. Nick and I are just glad to be there to help the kids and teach them a little about the game.

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 79 15 39 10 54
J. Jokinen 81 8 36 -2 44
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
A. Ekblad 81 12 27 12 39
B. Boyes 78 14 24 11 38
A. Barkov 71 16 20 -4 36
J. Hayes 72 19 16 -4 35
B. Campbell 82 3 24 4 27
B. Pirri 49 22 2 6 24
D. Bolland 53 6 17 4 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 28 19 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 6 7 2 .892 3.01
 
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