KTW caught up with Kamloops Blazers’ forward Tim bozon via email on Wednesday, June 20, two days before the NHL Draft in Pittsburgh.
Bozon was asked how he plans to spend the big day and how he is feeling about the whole experience.
Where are you watching the draft? — “I’m going to watch the draft live. I leave Thursday morning to Pittsburgh.”
Which family members are going with you? — “I’m only going with my dad because the rest of my family is busy moving houses.”
How are you feeling? — “I feel really good. I’m very excited and a bit nervous, but that’s normal. It’s gonna be something that I won’t forget and it’s something that I have been waiting for for so long . . . a dream come true.”
How do you think you will react when your name is called? — “I will be really happy. I know I expect to be picked by a team now, but I will have emotions. I don’t want to say I’m going to cry, but I will be really happy and proud no matter which team picks me.”
How was the NHL Draft combine (May 28 to June 2 in Toronto)? — “The combine was a really, really good experience. I had fun there with 18 interviews with NHL teams and, in total, I spoke with 22 teams during the year. I had a good feeling with them and I learned from the test that if you want to be a top player, you have to be prepared for that.”
Did they ask you any weird questions? — “No, not really. It was really cool. It was funny and not really serious. They didn’t try to make me scared. I didn’t get bad questions. Only one team asked me how my girlfriend in Kamloops is doing. That was funny because I don’t have a girlfriend.”