On strength training: "I started strength training during my first year as a pro. In high school, I never really worked out. All I did was skate. I played pickup hockey with friends at Cushing or anywhere I could get a game. Now, we all have our programs that the team sets up. Early in my career, I worked with Walter Norton Jr. (IPF Institute of Performance and Fitness) in Andover, Mass. He really taught me how to be a pro off the ice and in the weight room. Now, I work with Brian McDonough (Edge Performance Systems) at Foxboro, Mass. He knows how to push guys the right way and get everyone going. A number of hockey players train down there all summer long, so it’s nice to be around guys doing the same thing."
On conditioning: "That’s the biggest thing that I try to do. It’s not too much running, because that’s hard on the joints. I do a lot of stationary bike work. I have a road bike and mountain bike. The best thing for me is doing stuff on the bike — 85 percent of it is stationary. Maybe twice a week I’ll go out for a bike ride and get some scenery."
On flexibility: "The last few years, I’ve done yoga. I like pilates more than yoga because I get more of a workout while also getting a good stretch. I can go on an off-day and always have fun doing that."