Benoit-Olivier Grolex surprised the Anaheim ducks this season.
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If he is currently in the process of earning his place on the Betman circuit, the striker admitted in an interview with Jean-Charles Lazoi on Wednesday that he did not expect to be in the squad at the end of training camp.
“It’s really unusual. I found out about it the day before the opening game. I’m really glad I did, I did not expect it. So glad my parents came and we celebrated together. ”
Regarding his parents, Groulx described an emotional moment he had the opportunity to experience with his father Benoit during his first game in the NHL. The Syracuse Crunch coach was delighted to see his son make his dream come true.
“Our dad was really tired, especially after the game. He’s sick, but he’s jumping for joy everywhere! He’s hugging me. Those who know our dad know he’s not the most emotional person in the world. But you can tell in his eyes that he’s so happy to be there.”
Collectively, the ducks are being rebuilt, but Kubeser believes the team is moving in the right direction.
“Unlike the game at Winnipeg, all the games are very close. Often, we took the lead, but we eventually caught up. I think we will grow out of this. We have a really young team. Veterans like Ryan Getzloff, Com Fowler, Josh Manson and Jacob Silverwerberg have been on the most successful teams before. I think they can give it to us. “
Groulx admitted he was expecting an emotional game when the ducks faced the Canadians on Sunday.
“This is the team I saw when I was growing up. While not a groundbreaking contribution to the genre, Montreal impresses with its straightforward tough-guy style. I can’t wait to see the Canadians logo in front of me. It’s really extraordinary and it makes me feel great. ”
Watch the interview in the video above.