In a season-ending interview, Monahan made it very clear that he was happy with the way things have turned out for the team. He mentioned that he thought it was a “good season overall,” and that he “learned a lot” with the NHL squad.
When asked about how he’s feeling about himself this season, he confirmed that he had trained hard and prepared himself as good as possible. As for what his plans are during the off-season, he said that he wants to become “stronger in the core,” in hopes of being “confident with the puck” and making more plays and “producing more” next season. Sounds to me like this 19 year old’s maturity and understanding of the NHL level of hockey is off the charts.
Monahan seems to have the highest respect for his fellow teammates as well. “Giordano is a great leader,” he said in the interview. “Me and Grats are pretty good buddies,” he also mentioned with a grin. As has become apparent to those who follow them on twitter and watch some of the other Flames TV interviews, it seems that the two share a good sense of humour.
His most memorable moment from this year has been “scoring that goal on Brodeur.” Monahan has the utmost respect for the goaltender and values his ability to be able to score against one of the greatest goaltenders in the league.
Looks like Sean will be on his way to Bellarus to represent Canada at the World Championships. It’s quite an honour for the talented forward who will get to continue with hockey for a while longer than some of the others on the team. He’s played for the team before and said that it has always been a lot of fun. As Monahan explained on the Flames website, “it’s a great honour.”
In conclusion, Monahan said that he’s “looking forward to next year” with the Flames franchise.
So are we, Mony – so are we!