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Dillon Heatherington media transcript

Sunday, 06.30.2013 / 9:41 PM ET / News
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Dillon Heatherington media transcript

NEWARK, NJ -- Dillon Heatherington met with the media after the Blue Jackets selected him at 50th overall in the second round of the NHL Draft. The following is a transcription of the media scrum at Prudential Center.

Q: What is this moment like for you?

Dillon Heatherington: "It’s unbelievable. Growing up as a kid, you always dream about playing in the NHL and to take this step towards that process is huge. I'm just so glad and speechless really."

Q: What do you feel is the best aspect of your game?

DH: "I’d say my work ethic and my defensibility in the D-zone of course. I try to prevent other players from scoring goals and work hard in the corners and in front of the net."

Q: What do you know about the Blue Jackets?

DH: "My past assistant coach is head scout for the West so that’s kind of our Swift Current connection, so we talk quite a bit about the team and just a great guy in Andy Schneider, so yeah we communicated quite a bit, and it was great to be drafted by the Blue Jackets for sure."

Q: It’s a team that finished strong last year. Do you feel like you’re getting into this organization at a good time where as your career develops you can be somebody that can be influential and help out down the road here?

DH: "Absolutely, as I said before it’s been a dream to play in the NHL, and to do it for the Blue Jackets would just be a huge honor. And to join the players that are already here would be something special for sure."

Q: What’s the whole experience for you here? As you’re sitting there do you start to wonder when does my name come up?

DH: "Yeah, it’s stressful for sure, but you know you’re so happy when it does. When it’s such a good team you’re just ecstatic and you almost go blank. So yeah, it’s been a great process."

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