Marek Hrivik is leaving nothing to chance. After seasons of 26, 38, and 29 goals in the QMJHL yet failing to get drafted, Hrivik earned his first pro contract with the Rangers after taking advantage of a tryout with the Connecticut Whale last spring, one which saw him score five goals and notch nine points in nine AHL playoff games.

Now Hrivik has shown to be one of the most fit and hardest working players, so far, in Whale training camp. He was one of the standouts during Tuesday's scrimmage, creating several chances throughout before potting a rebound to tie the game with 63 seconds to play.

Following the scrimmage Hrivik chatted exclusively with's Jim Cerny about a variety of topics.

Watch Hrivik's interview, then share your thoughts below.

Oct 2 - 6:46pm