Sheldon Souray continues to draw from his early days as a player.
The Ducks signed the 36-year-old to a risky three-year deal after a decent 21-point bounce-back campaign not only for his booming point shot, but because he's an experienced voice in the locker room. "When I got to Montreal I just did everything that was asked of me," Souray said. "Having fun, not knowing any better. You learn you're getting those opportunities because you're a hockey player. You'd better take care of business. ... But I'm thankful I grew up in the New Jersey organization. You had Scott Niedermayer, Scott Stevens, Slava Fetisov...It was like going to Harvard for a defenseman, before you go to high school. You learn what's required to be a good teammate. It wasn't a country club."