“Those guys really welcomed me and took me under their wing,” Fowler said. “They treated me just like a normal player and were talking to me on the bench.
“The team is not happy with last year. They are going to do everything they can to get the right guys in here. I’m just trying to do the best I can to try to make the lineup.”
Said Carlyle, “Obviously, with the turnover and changes that we’ve made, defense is an area that we need some young kids to step to the forefront. If Cam Fowler can continue to do the things he does best, which is skating and moving the puck, he’ll make it difficult on us and that is what you look for a player to do.”