Northeast Generals Player Profile: David Tolan

When you look at this year’s NAHL Northeast Generals, you see a roster full of veterans. You also see some players like David Tolan who have found their way in their first junior hockey season. The speedy forward has been a welcome addition for the Generals and has earned the trust of his Head Coach, Bryan Erikson.

As Erikaon said, “David has adjusted well to the NAHL. He plays a fast game and has good instincts. It took him a few games to get up to speed but now we can see his progression almost every day. He has a great shot, is a good passer and has a good feel for scoring. David is a great kid off the ice and has figuring out what it takes to have success at this level. I think he will be a high end D1 guy as long as he keeps improving and works on the few weaknesses in his game. Really excited to see him the rest of the year and in the future.”

Player Profile answers

Why did you decide to play hockey 

“Grew up playing baseball but watched the Pittsburgh Penguins my whole life and wanted to try hockey.”

What is your favorite food and why? 

“Sushi because California sushi is the best food of all time.”

What is your favorite thing about the Generals?

“The closeness with all the guys on the team and coaching staff.”

Where are you from ? 

“Los Angeles”

What is your favorite subject and why?

“Science because I’m a nerd.”

Tell us about the type of player you are

“(I am a) skilled forward with a good brain for the game.”

Which NHL player past or present do you model your game after?  *

“Matt Barzal”

What is your best hockey memory? 

“Winning 2021 chowder cup #rollcity.”

What are your goals on and off the ice this year? 

“Develop my game as an individual and translate the off-ice work on to the ice.”

What is your favorite tv show or movie to watch? 

“American Pie series.”

Tell us one unique thing about you off the ice

“I love hitting the beach before the sun comes up when I’m home in LA.”

What is your favorite place to go around the rink in Attleboro? 

“The mansion!!”

What is your favorite video game or thing to do in your spare time? 

“Dropping tilted with the guys.”( Playing Fortnite)

Who do you look up to most in your life and why? 

“My great grandpa because went through a lot before he passed away and still found a way to always have a smile on his face.”

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