Chris Kreider's trainer Ben Prentiss said that Kreider never missed a workout this summer and worked out 5-6 days a week and on holidays like July 4 to prepare for the season. (Daily News)
Kreider stayed in Connecticut over the summer and traveled down to Florida to work with a skating coach where he focused on power and movement on the ice. (Daily News)
Prentiss says that Kreider "truly wants to be great" and went through all possible avenues including seeing a nutritionist, stretching and acupuncture to help try and achieve that. (Daily News)
Kreider said that he is aiming to be harder to play against, be a scorer, a "very good skater, play a power game" and be able to do "a little bit of everything to help us win." (The Record)
He said that he hopes he isn't close to being as good of a hockey player as he can be, adding, "you're either getting better or getting worse." (The Record)
On the season, Kreider has 0 goals, 2 assists, a plus two rating, 6 shots on goal, 7 hits, 1 blocked shot, 1 giveaway and 2 takeaways in 14:16 per game.