Kris Versteeg wants to make the Edmonton Oilers. Where he’ll play if he does is still up in the air.
“I think it’s been going pretty good. I’ve been feeling pretty good on the ice,” says Versteeg of the first three days of training camp. He shoots right but has played left wing along with the right side over the course of his 550 NHL games. He’s also played a little bit of centre.
“You have the ability to move and you’re comfortable doing it and willing to do it, it certainly enhances your chances (of making the team),” says head coach Todd McLellan. “He’s won Stanley Cups. He’s been on some really good teams. He’s been on some developing teams. He tends to have a positive impact wherever he goes.”
Versteeg, 30, is from Lethbridge and has two Stanley Cup victories to his credit, both with Chicago.
Here’s Versteeg talking to Bob Stauffer after Sunday’s training camp session: