David Fischer, the Canadiens first-round selection in 2006, was living a dream after being drafted by the Habs and named Mr. Hockey in Minnesota. But during his season year at the University of Minnesota in 2006-07, he came crashing back to reality.
His playing time on the blue line was reduced, as was his production, registering only 22 shots on net the entire season.
To top it all off, a severe bout of tonsillitis set him back even further. But through it all, Fischer remains positive.
“It was a humbling experience,” he said. “I’m confident in myself. But when you go there, it shows you your weaknesses right away. So that was a real eye-opening experience.
“It shows you that if you want to be a good player, you have to work on the things you’re not good at, so that was good for me.”
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