We recently caught up with Mac Carruth of the Portland Winterhawks! “The Truth” as he is often called, is the all time leader in wins for the Winterhawks, and was named to the 2012-2013 WHL West All First Team. He was also drafted by the defending Stanley Cup Champions Chicago Blackhawks in the 7th Round (191st Overall) in 2010! He’s a fun follow on Twitter, and you can follow him on Twitter: @MacCarruth31. You can also 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 Mac “The Truth” Carruth!
As per usual, we are in bold.
Did you do anything special today?
Just at Chicago’s prospect camp. I also got to see the Stanley Cup
So we’re going to do this 5 burning questions style, here’s the first one.
You played in the NAHL and the WHL, how is the NAHL different from the WHL?
The WHL is faster with more top end players. The schedule is also close to a NHL schedule.
What’s something you learned in the NAHL that helped your prepare for life in the WHL?
Don’t dwell on previous games there is always another.
Can you take us back to the draft? What was that like, what kind of feelings you were going through, and who did you hug first?
It was the seventh round and started I heading out the door. I told my mom to call me if anything happened. I was pulling out of the driveway and twenty feet later, I got a call from my agent saying, “Welcome to the Hawks.” I was very excited to be drafted by such a winning organization.
What was it like to be playing with fourth overall pick Seth Jones? Was it assuring to have such a good talent in front of you?
It was a great experience. He’s an amazing player and teammate. I can’t say enough good things about him.
Not dumb at all! Thank you for your time. Enjoy the offseason and best of luck in the upcoming season!