Brock Boeser believes this is his year.
The Vancouver Canucks right-winger struggled at times last season while dealing with the declining health of his father, Duke, but still managed 46 points (23 goals, 23 assists) in 71 games.
Duke Boeser died at the end of May following an extended battle with cancer and Parkinson’s disease.
“Last year was obviously a very tough year mentally and stuff. So it’s just a lot different,” Brock Boeser said as the Canucks opened training camp in Whistler, B.C., on Thursday.
“Obviously, with my dad’s passing, there’s just not as much to worry about, so I can really focus on hockey…. Just being able to really focus on the game now and help our team win is really exciting for me.”