Conor Allen Quotebook

“ The coaches just told me do what we've been paying you to do and you'll be fine. Just enjoy it, play hard, that's it. ”
- Conor Allen
“ A good part of training camp is that I spent a month with these guys. They recognize you, know your name, so it just feels like a business trip ”
- Conor Allen
“ I thought I played really well in training camp. I didn't make any real big mistakes, which can really hurt. For me coming in, no one knowing who I was, that kind of helped me fly under the radar and helped me be a surprise. It gave me a lot of confidence. ”
- Conor Allen

23 year-old rookie Conor Allen will make his NHL debut with the Rangers tonight in Tampa against the Lightning. After joining the team in time for practice Saturday in Washington, followed by a flight to Tampa, Allen went out to dinner with Ryan Callahan, Marc Staal, and Dan Girardi before finally catching up on some much needed sleep. Now tonight he plays his first NHL game, with his father in attendance, and after the morning skate at the Tampa Bay Times Forum Allen answered questions from reporters on a variety of topics.

See what Conor Allen had to say Sunday morning, then comment below.