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MacDermid Hopes for Physical Game

Wednesday, 09.15.2010 / 10:31 AM ET / Features
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MacDermid Hopes for Physical Game
Wilmington, MA -- Forward Lane MacDermid hit the ice Tuesday with all of the other Bruins newcomers for one last day of camp before facing off against the New York Islanders rookies on Wednesday and Thursday, September 15-16. 

MacDermid, who spent last season with the Bruins AHL affiliate in Providence, RI, is thrilled to be making his first appearance in the TD Garden.

“It’ll be my first game in an NHL building, so it’ll be an exciting new experience.”

The New England native was the Bruins fourth pick in the 2009 entry draft and is attending rookie camp this week in hopes of earning a permanent spot in the organization.

“I’m trying to mold myself to be a power forward,” MacDermid explained. “Obviously, I play a physical game, but I’m trying to expand my skill set so I can play a bigger role on the team, so that’s my goal.”

Despite trying to expand his game, MacDermid is still looking to put his physicality to good use in the Bruins’ rookie games, as it is the cornerstone of his type of play.

“We’ve got a lot of skilled guys on the team, so obviously part of my role is to protect those guys if guys are taking shots at them.”

Of course, playing some full-contact after a summer off does the body good.

“It’s been a long summer. When you’re playing [pick-up hockey], you can’t really lay the body out really, so I’m a little anxious that way and it should be good,” MacDermid said.

While he may be just as anxious about this week’s games as all of the other rookies, MacDermid already has a whole year of experience in Providence on his side.

“It helps a lot. I know a lot of guys, played with a lot of them, so it’s good to be around the organization and know what they’re expecting of you, and that extra year of pro just gives you extra knowledge of what the game’s about.”

Going into camp, Lane said his father, Paul MacDermid, who played for the Hartford Whalers, had the same advice for his son as always.

“He tells me to calm down, just play my game and do the best that I can and hopefully it works.”

Although he may still be taking advice from his dad about his own game, the 21-year-old, left wing has been offering some guidance to his younger teammates, as he is one of the “veteran” leaders for the B’s rookies.

“I just told a couple of them to really just stay relaxed and just play your game while you’re here,” MacDermid explained. “I don’t talk too much, but I’m more of a lead-by-example type. 

“I’m just going to go out there and work hard and hopefully they can all follow.”

---Ashley Robbins

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