I recently caught up with Eric Comrie of the Winnipeg Jets and we had a nice little chat. Before I get a billion complains, let me explain the confusion. We split this interview up over a few days, so the first half was before the draft, and the second half after the draft. He was drafted 59th Overall by the Winnipeg Jets. Here’s a little fun fact for you. Did you know that his half-brothers are Mike and Phil Comrie? That’s cool isn’t it? Well you can learn more cool facts about him, by following him on Twitter: @ericcomrie1. You can follow me on Twitter: @HkyBlogger, and “like” us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/notyouraveragehockeyblog Without further to do, here is our interview with Eric Comrie of the Winnipeg Jets!
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How has your day been?
It has been amazing! Was up in LA training hard. Just got home. How was yours?
It was good! What’s a day in the life of Eric Comrie?
Depends what kind of day it is because game day is different than a practice day and practice day is different from a summer day.
Well what about today! Are you in New York/New Jersey for the draft?
No I am not. Today was just a normal training day worked out a couple hours and did lots of stretching also getting ready for the draft.
So obviously, this is your draft year and you are a top prospect. How do you maintain focus during games when you know tons of scouts are watching your every moment and analyzing every move you do?
Well I was lucky enough to have had brother play in the NHL and go through this same thing along with the owners in Tri City so I got great advice. They told me to just focus in the moment and that things will take care of itself.
Speaking of your brothers, do you feel like you have an advantage over other prospects because of your brothers?
Yeah I think it is a huge help knowing how much work and dedication it takes to make it from me seeing it firsthand.
What’s the most important piece of advice either one has given you?
Just seeing firsthand of how hard both of them work the amount of hours in the gym shooting pucks and the hard work on the ice.
There is a very big chance that you will be drafted at a higher position than either of them. Are there bragging rights at stake on Sunday?
I am just really happy that I will be drafted. Mike and Paul were not drafted as high as some but it shows how hard they worked to make it.
The WHL season is extremely long, and you have to focus in school as well as hockey. How do you maintain focus with so much going on?
I think that the team does a great job of making sure that school gets done but it’s a big responsibility on the player as well!
You had an up and down year this year, battling a hip injury. How do you keep pushing yourself to do better after an injury?
Representing team Canada was a dream come true. They have a great organization and really hope to be playing for Canada again.
Highlight of your career?
I would say being drafted was amazing such a great experience but I know it takes working as hard as you can everyday to make it
I would say getting surgery and it’s been great everyday just getting better and better I am feeling amazing right now.
Tell me what it’s like to get drafted?
It’s the best feeling in the world but I know how much hard work is still left.
The next part is a rapid fire session. Don’t think. Just answer. Ready?
Winter or Summer?
Favourite sport not named hockey (field hockey doesn’t count)?
Would you rather play without a stick or a glove?
Without a stick
If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be?
If you had to be on a game show, what would it be and why?
Wipeout to see if I could win
Who should we interview next?
I am not sure so many good players
Any advice for aspiring hockey players?
Just have fun and work as hard as you can everyday
Thank you for your time
No problem, thank you