1-on-1 With Cam Hebig

Cam Hebig joined Adrian Denny, Kim Cota-Robles and Brett Fera on the season premiere of Roadrunners Happy Hour. Catch Happy Hour every Tuesday at 5 p.m. on Fox Sports 1450 AM and the Roadrunners Happy Hour Podcast on the iHeartRadio app.

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Q: What part of Tucson are you going to settle in this year? You’ve been Mr. Downtown the past three years.

Honestly, I’m not sure yet, I guess we’ll wait and find out here. I just got into Tucson (Sunday) and we’ve been staying downtown. That’s where I’m at right now and we’ll see where I end up from there.

Q: How did Coyotes training camp treat you? It was great to see you out there.

Camp was great! It was great to be part of that camp and anytime you can go to an NHL camp and get that experience it is awesome. It was a lot of fun going out to the two preseason games in St. Louis and Texas as well. I enjoyed every part of that, and I just tried to soak it in, it was a great experience.

Q: How was St Louis?

It was great! I had never been there! It was cool to see the city and the arena was very nice. It was a lot of fun. Great to play in there, St. Louis was fast and it was a cool building to play in too. It was great.

Q: What does preseason look like day to day?

It was busy. Like you said there were games going on everywhere. One in St. Louis, one in Wichita, and then the next day in Texas. There was a lot of travel going on and flights and buses. That’s part of it though, it’s a chance to get ready so it’s intense, it’s training camp so we’re preparing and getting the systems down and having meetings every day trying to learn it and come together as a group to be ready for the regular season.

Q: How have you and your game grown since you’ve been in Tucson? You were 22 when you came here and these years are a big shifting point in life.

Coming in I was nervous and didn’t really know anyone and didn’t really know what to expect so it was a change that way. I think that the more time you spend anywhere you get more comfortable. More comfortable with the players, with the staff and you get settled in and then you can just play. Over the years, I’ve gotten more comfortable, and I’ve been able to just focus on hockey and when you’re comfortable with the people around you that helps. It’s nice to know the coaches and the training staff and that helps on ice. I think I’ve grown as a player and a person, and it’s been great to develop here. I think experience is the best teacher. Like you said, I’m not that old yet so I still have a lot to learn and a lot to grow but I think the experience I’ve had here has helped me grow. Adversity and challenges can be used as a stepping stone to make you better. I’m always trying to get better and listen to podcasts and read to learn and better myself.

Q: What are you reading and listening to right now?

Right now, I’m reading an investment book, it’s called Fire. My podcasts are kind of all over, I like The Finding Mastery, The School of Greatness, a couple of hockey podcasts. That’s kind of what I enjoy.