CATCHING UP WITH THE 'CUDA: CAVAN FITZGERALDJul 10, 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 defenseman Cavan Fitzgerald.
Where are you spending your summer? I spend them in Boston, about a half hour outside of the city.
What’s the best part about being back home for the summer? Being away from my family during the season can be tough at times, so it’s definitely nice to come home to a full house. We’ve got six of us right now, seven if you count my girlfriend, so it’s pretty nice to wake up every morning with a bunch of people.
Do you have to wake up extra early to get space in the kitchen? Absolutely! I usually wake up at 5:30, 6 o’clock to get breakfast in because both of my older brothers like to eat all of the eggs before me (laughs)
What’s a day in the life of Cavan Fitzgerald during the offseason? As I said, I like to get up early and eat breakfast and then I like to have morning coffee with my mom before she goes to work. I usually get a little stretch in and then depending on which day it is I usually go to the rink, skate for two hours and then come back and workout in the middle of the afternoon. Depending on how I feel, I’ll stretch after that and then do a little track workout.
Aside from hockey, away from working out, what’s your favorite summertime activity? I definitely love the beach. My girlfriend, dog, and I go as much as we can so it’s nice to get out there.
From a training standpoint, what does your training regime look like? A lot of weight lifting! Monday, Wednesday, Friday I’m in the gym strength training, and then I’m on the ice Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. I try to do some cardio style track workouts on the off days.
Going into your sophomore season, what are some goals you’ve set for next year? I’m trying to be more consistent. Just trying to round out my game this summer and make sure I’m ready to go come training camp.
What was your fondest memory from your rookie season? It was an unbelievable experience playing in the AHL this past year and I’m looking forward to year two. But some of the best memories came from living on my own, cooking my own meals, etc. I’m going to try and not order as much takeout next season (laughs).
What’s your timeline before you come back to San Jose for training camp? I’m going to spend the next two months training and skating in Boston, and then I’ll head back to San Jose around the 1st of September.