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Charlotte Rush Head Coach Troy Schwab talked about Sam Bresson and what he brings to the Rush.
He said “ Sam is a player who generates opportunities. Hes got a very good shot with a quick release and we are looking for him to capitalize on those opportunities and be an impact player for us. “
Sam talked about the culture of the Rush and their development of moving players to the next step. One of the reasons he loves the Rush is the baseline expectations that the team has and the culture that he is a part of.
One of Sam’s best friends is goalie Nick Anderson. Both have a high intelligence for the game. Both leaders like to win at everything they do. This leads to practices where the loser of their battle will hear about it from the winner in good fun. It also leads to a mentorship and ability to come together that is common among good college hockey players. Two years ago , Army West Point had Trevin Kozlowski and Colin Bilek. Both men battled every day in practice and competed like no other. Both men lead the team. They also made everyone around them better. This relationship that Sam and Anderson have can have the potential to help everyone get better. Sam said of the relationship “we have a pretty good relationship.”
Sam’s favorite pro player and one he tries to model his game after is Nikita Kucherov. Sam tries to be deceptive and use his mind to get ahead of things. This is how the best get ahead. If Sam can build on his 21-22 campaign and get more colleges and junior teams higher up to notice him it will only benefit everyone.
Finally, Sam loves player centered culture of the Rush that builds on the little things. He appreciates how the coaches work with him, and all of the minutia that the team has in place . One example is that the team wears Rush gear everywhere. The little things add up and are some reasons why why Sam wants to play for the Rush.
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