Ducks center MacGregor Sharp, recalled prior to Thursday’s game against Tampa Bay, said he was “pretty surprised an obviously really happy” about being shipped straight from Bakersfield of the ECHL to Anaheim.
Here’s what else he had to say …
“It’s an unbelievable feeling. Ever since you started playing hockey you’ve been waiting to hear that. I was pretty excited.”
Did you envision possibly going straight from the ECHL to the NHL?
“Not at all. In the back of your mind you hope it comes along, but I hopefullythought I’d move up to the AHL, find a spot there and get some time in.”
How did your first game go?
“I think I did pretty well. I kept things simple. I did pretty good on my faceoffs. My line was pretty effective when it got the chance, did the things we were supposed to do.”
What’s the most noticeable difference between the NHL and ECHL?
“All the guys are good, talk a lot out there, everyone’s in the right position. So in a way it’s an easier game to play. You just have to be sure you’re doing the right things yourself to help everybody out.”