shinkaruk98 Posted August 4, 2013 Share Posted August 4, 2013 I hope to see this guy make a statement this coming season and prove all the guys who don't think he can play wrong. Jordan Schroeder is confident he’ll be ready for training camp so he can show the Canucks he deserves the one-way contract that was announced on Wednesday. Vowing to be recovered from May 21 shoulder labrum surgery by mid-September training camp, the 5-foot-8, 175-pound centre was pumped after getting the deal — for one year and $600,000 — out of the way. He was also just as upbeat over his recuperation from the major surgery to his left shoulder. “They told me all along I should be ready for camp,” said Schroeder, the Canucks first-round draft pick (22nd overall) in 2009. “My physiotherapist says I’m way ahead of schedule. I’m skating again, though I haven’t been doing any shooting yet.” The key now for Schroeder is to show he belongs in the Canucks’ bottom six forwards, with the top six pretty much determined. Free agent Brad Richardson was signed with the intention of centering the third line, so versatility will be an important trait for Schroeder to show. “I’ll play anywhere they want me to play,” said the 22-year-old Schroeder, who had three goals and nine points in 31 games with the Canucks in his first NHL stint last season. “I’ve just got to do what I do, use my speed and be confident.” New head coach John Tortorella says he wants a more intense team approach and Schroeder, whose game is based on skill rather than grit, says he want so add that to his game. “I’m not 6-1 and 210 pounds, but I’ve got to find a way to be scrappier. That’s something I want to add.” Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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