Aberdeen Wings defenseman Daniel Billett was solid on the blue-line in the 2013-2014 season. The Highlands Ranch, Colorado native had 2 goals and 11 assists in 57 games. AberdeenWings.com had a chance to check-in with Billett during his off-season workouts.
Q: What was your overall thoughts of last season in 2013-2014?
A: I thought it was a great season. The team really accomplished our goals that we set out at the beginning of the year. We really grew as a team and as individuals.
Q: What skills did you gain last season to better your development as a player?
A: I gained speed and size through our off-season training. I improved my footwork, which helps with the speed aspect. Above all, my confidence grew after playing in the league the whole season.
Q: What was it like playing at The Odde infront of the division's largest crowds?
A: It was great. No other building that we played in matched its atmosphere. I'm really glad that we have the fans that we do, they make hockey that much more fun.
Q: When it comes to junior hockey, what is the best part?
A: The environment. Your teammates. The brotherhood of relationships that you build. The comradery.
Q: What type of off-season workouts and training have you been doing?
A: I've just been doing our team workouts that Coach Anzalone gave us which is three days a week in the weight room and cardio or sprints for two days a week. I've also been doing my own workouts with friends a few times a week and also skating once a week.
Q: What are you looking forward to when Wings Training Camp rolls around in July?
A: Seeing all the guys again and continue those friendships. And keep seeing how everyone, including myself are improving over the summer, including our team strength.
Earlier this month, Billett was one of three Aberdeen Wings players selected in the USHL Draft going in the 16th round, 248th overall to the Fargo Force. He will attend the Force Training Camp in late June. Billett has the option to return to the Aberdeen Wings for their Training Camp in mid-July. Follow the Wings on Facebook & Twitter.