Played in the prospects game ... A+/A-/A+ scorecard, 1 minor penalty, 2 assists, +3 in a 4-0 win. Got the third star.
Signed by the Stars. ugh. Three-year contract, standard, I guess. I think I was the number one pick, but EA doesn't let you see how the draft turns out.
Here are my goals:
- A plus/minus of +14 or better. That makes sense for a defensive D. (It's also low ... because Dallas sucks.)
- 245 hits. Ouch. (no pun intended) That's 3 per game plus 5 extra hits. I better hit some people.
- 140 shots would be nice ... not so bad. I typically only shoot from the point off a faceoff win.
- 24 points would be a bonus ... expect these to be assists, mostly. Hopefully I can manage that.
They're giving me four games to earn a spot on the roster, otherwise I go down to the AHL. Hmm. I suspect those games don't count toward my season goals. I suppose I better play well. I thought it was preseason, but apparently we don't play that.
Maybe I can do something well and earn a trade to a team I don't dislike. (It could have been worse: Calgary, Anaheim, Colorado ...)