CATCHING UP WITH THE 'CUDA: ALEX TRUEJul 31, 2018
Once the 2017-18 season concluded, each Barracuda player returned to his hometown or offseason hangout. Moving forward, each week sjbarracuda.com will check in with a different Barracuda player and see what he is up to this summer. This week we catch up with forward Alex True.
Where do you spend your summers?
It’s called Hørsholm, it’s about 20 minutes north of Cøpenhagen in Denmark.
What’s the best part about being back home?
Just getting to spend time with family and friends.
What’s a day in the life of Alex True during the offseason?
Wake up, go to the gym early in the morning and then hang out with family and friends and relax. Maybe go to the beach, play some games like soccer or tennis with my buddies.
Alex True's game-winning goal on April 14, 2018 at Stockton turned out to clinch San Jose its third straight playoff appearance and comes in at #1 on our countdown of the top five goals of 2017-18. pic.twitter.com/X8T68ikryj— San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda) June 22, 2018
How far are you from the beach?
About 10 minutes.
What’s the water temperature?
It’s warmer than Santa Cruz (laughs) because the sea is not so big. Probably around 22°C (72°F).
What’s your favorite summertime activity when you’re not training?
My favorite would be playing soccer with friends. I’ve always loved playing, but the World Cup got me really into it.
What’s something you’ve wanted to improve in your game this summer?
I’ve been trying to get stronger, faster, little heavier in a good way. As the summer has went along I’ve began to skate more and more. But I was really focusing on my work in the gym.
You finished second on the Barracuda in goals last year, what are some of your goals going into your sophomore season?
I want to keep improving all areas of my game. I want to be strong on the draws, strong in the d-zone and I want to continue to make plays in the offensive zone. I really just want to improve every part of my game.
Last year, you signed an AHL deal out of Development Camp. This summer you signed an entry-level deal. Does that change your thought process at all?
Preparation is still the same. My work ethic during the summer has not changed one bit.
What was your fondest memory from your rookie season?
Just all the guys taking really good care of me. Coming in as a new guy you never know what to expect, but they embraced me with open arms. So yeah, just the group we had in the locker room.
When will you be getting back to San Jose?
Well, I’ve got another month of skating, working out and enjoying time with my family because I know I’ll be missing them during the season, but I’ll get back in early September to get settled back in and gear up for training camp.