USAH: Do you have any advice for this year’s group of Americans hoping to have their names called? Is there anything you would like to tell those guys getting ready to go through it?
SK: Obviously, it’s not an ideal situation that we would have all wanted. But, still just sit and enjoy it to the best of your ability. It only happens once. Although it might not be in the best scenario, you’ll regret it if you look back on it and didn’t enjoy it the best you could. Just enjoy it with friends and family and soak it all in.
USAH: In what ways has your life changed for you since being drafted?
SK: I wouldn’t say it changed my life too much. I was still going to Boston College and I’m still here. I wouldn’t say all that much has changed, but you’re labeled as a Florida Panthers prospect and all that.
Actually, it hasn’t changed my life that much, which is kind of nice. I’m still enjoying college and playing with my friends, but I think looking down the road, it will be something to look back on and say, ‘Wow, that’s a life-changing moment,’ but right now I don’t think it has changed that much in how I live my life.
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