FlamesNation chats with Patrick Sieloff

Ryan Pike
July 11 2012 04:48PM

 

 

(FN's Ryan Pike managed to talk to a number of the Flames prospects during prospect camp this week. This talk with second round defender Patrick Sieloff is the first of a series of interviews)

Observers at this year's development camp can't help but notice 2012 second round pick Patrick Sieloff. A graduate of the highly-touted U.S. National Development Team (and a gold medalist at the Under-18 World Championships), he's been throwing some big hits and making some plays as he prepares to join the OHL's Windsor Spitfires in the fall. FlamesNation's Ryan Pike chatted with him earlier this week.

Ryan Pike: What have you been up to since the draft?

Pat Sieloff: I've been working out in Ann Arbor still with the same trainer and one of the other players. I've gone to Windsor a couple times and done a workout there. It was a pretty tough workout. I felt it for a couple days and I'm looking forward to that pushing of the next level of competitive. I feel like they have that extra step, Windsor, and that's why they put so many guys in the NHL and have been a winning organization. And I feel like with the workouts and the other stuff they do, I think it's going to be great.

RP: Have you chatted with Greg Nemisz about playing for Windsor?

PS: I haven't spent too much [time] with the people who have been through it, but I've worked out with Cam Fowler in the past years. He's with Anaheim now and he kind of went through it and was around when I was in the process of going there and going [signing] my commitment, but he said he feels like it's the best organization in the OHL. I know the guys there and I know the staff there and from my point of view so far, I couldn't agree more.

RP: What made you choose going to the OHL over the NCAA?

PS: I feel this is the route I need to go forth for my hopefully NHL career and have a shot to be in the NHL and I feel like the coaching staff there, they've been through it with Boughner and Rychel and the GM there, they've been through the NHL and they've been through the OHL and all that stuff.

It's something you have to take into consideration because of what they've accomplished in their lives and how many years they've played in the NHL and where they've been in the past years with the organization. Not many guys can say they've been in a winning organization in the OHL and I feel like this is an organization that has been winning in past years.

RP: How's Windsor coach Bob Boughner preparing you for next season?

PS: He said, 'You know, it's not going to be easy. I'm going to put you through stuff that you've never been through.' But that's what I want. I want that next challenge and I want what he had. He's a guy I look up to because of the success he's had over the years with coaching and playing on the ice and I'm looking forward to playing under him.

RP: You've been throwing the body around quite a bit during this camp so far. Are you ever tempted to reel in the physicality a bit at camps like this?

PS: That goes through my head, but when I'm out there I play my game and that's just how it's been. But I keep it safe, I try to. But if it's something with guys fighting for a spot, it's what it is. You gotta do what you gotta do.

 

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Now in his fourth season covering the Calgary Flames and the NHL, Ryan Pike is a Calgary native and FlamesNation's managing editor. He's trying to keep his head up, his stick on the ice and is giving it 110% every shift. You can also find his work at The Hockey Writers and the Wrestling Observer.
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#1 Kent Wilson
July 11 2012, 04:51PM
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Should be interesting to see how he does in Windsor this year.

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#2 JayD54
July 11 2012, 07:15PM
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Sieloff was one of the guys I wanted to see in action at the prospect development camp. Was a bit disappointed that he was not on the ice today--any idea why not?

Also noted that Chris Breen also did not participate on ice.

Was impressed, though, with the guy who ended up in both sessions, James Martin. Thought he showed authority with the puck, took the body well and seemed to direct traffic in the last drill.

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#3 jeremywilhelm
July 11 2012, 07:19PM
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Sielof already concussed himself eh?

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#4 everton fc
July 11 2012, 08:15PM
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He's a hard-nosed Yank who may not be big enough to play the type of game he plays, at the next level.

Windsor will be the test, me thinks...

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#5 Baalzamon
July 11 2012, 08:26PM
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looks like the Panthers got Mueller.

https://twitter.com/RenLavoieRDS/status/223226093321207808

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#6 everton fc
July 11 2012, 08:28PM
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Baalzamon wrote:

looks like the Panthers got Mueller.

https://twitter.com/RenLavoieRDS/status/223226093321207808

If he stays healthy... A possible steal, for the Panthers.

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#7 MC Hockey
July 11 2012, 09:55PM
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Yup Yahoo has picked up Mueller story so likely true. As for Seiloff I thought it was a good draft pick and I like his attitude.

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#8 Steve
July 11 2012, 10:07PM
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Pretty sure Sieloff concussed himself when he tried to put a big hit on Elson. He helicoptered into the boards and I thought he hit his head. But he popped right up and I thought he was OK. Elson didn't even break stride. Makes me wonder how big of a hitter Sieloff can be unless he adds quite a bit of mass.

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#9 jeremywilhelm
July 12 2012, 08:28AM
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Elson is a tough kid, not surprised at all that Sieloff bit off a bit more than he could chew.

Elson is like a Carter Bancks, only I would say he is a much better all around player with the same type of hard work hard nosed attitude.

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