Writer / Producer edmontonoilers.com
Last season, Adam Huxley thrilled fans of the ECHL’s Stockton Thunder with his toughness and agitating playing style. Playing under an ECHL contract for a team that was also sprinkled with Oilers prospects, Edmonton got to see plenty of Huxley during the 2006-07 season. The Oilers were impressed enough with his style of play that they extended an invite to the Left Winger for Rookie Camp. Huxley took the time to speak with edmontonoilers.com on Thursday prior to taking off for Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Q: What is your past experience with NHL training camps?
A: I’ve been to three other NHL camps. I went to Washington and Phoenix my first two years. Out of junior I was with Calgary for two years. I went to camp there twice but one year was during the lockout so I had rookie camp and then went to Lowell (Calgary’s AHL affiliate at the time).
Q: Having played last season with the Oilers’ ECHL affiliate in Stockton is there a difference with this NHL camp – perhaps a familiarity with some of the players?
A: I’ve played with a lot of these guys. I’ve been around long enough that I’ve seen a lot of the younger kids that I wouldn’t have played junior against from the OHL or whatever. I’ve seen them play here or there, this league or the other. I’ve played with a lot of guys from this camp – Liam Reddox, Tyler Spurgeon, Troy Bodie, Devan Dubnyk they were down in Stockton last year. Guys in main camp I’ve skated with over the years and become good friends with some of them.