RSC Media Team har fået en lille snak med holdets nye import center, Amerikaneren T.J. Moore som jo sidste sæson var en del af SønderjyskE, som vi jo alle husker blev slået 4-0 i Finalen og gjorde Rungsted Seier Capital til Danske Mestre.
You have had some time to get the disappointment of the finals loss i april behind. Looking back, what do you see as the contributing factor that gave Rungsted the win and not Sønderjyske?
It was a very difficult finals series for me and my teammates last year. I thought the two teams were very evenly matched, and for those who payed attention I think they could see that the games were very close. I think the main difference was that Rungsted got the goals in the important moments, thus giving them the gold.
Over the summer, the chatter here in Denmark was that your great first season in the Danish Metalliga, you where going to be moving to a bigger league in Europe, but you have decided to join Rungsted for the coming season. What were the factors that played in, in your choice to pull the Rungsted jersey over your head for the coming season?
I was able to enter discussions with teams in several different leagues, as well as my team from last year and other Danish clubs. In the end, I saw a great opportunity in Rungsted because of the players and staff who know how to win, and it helps for me to be comfortable and play in a league that I know for my second year of professional play.
You are joining a team who has an exciting season ahead with Champions League Hockey and the Double Title to defend. How do you see yourself contributing in the clubs coming season?
This season is sure to bring loads of excitement with the Champions league, and defending the Danish titles. I think that I can contribute by bringing offensive contributions, while also being a reliable defensive player for the club. I have been working this offseason on improving my quickness and strength so I am excited to put it to use this upcoming season.