As part of the NHLPA's delegation of players in collective bargaining, Kevin Westgarth had a different lockout experience than most.
Los Angeles Kings enforcer Kevin Westgarth, a 2007 graduate of Princeton, was the Los Angeles Kings' player representative amongst the NHLPA's delegation of players during collective bargaining agreement negotiations with NHL owners.
On Thursday he took the ice with 17 of his teammates at the Toyota Sports Center with for the first time since the lockout ended. After an upbeat 75-minute skate, he shared the experience of his participation in negotiating sessions with reporters. Portions of that discussion are below.
Jon Rosen: Is it good to finally be back on the ice with your teammates and not in a board room or hotel conference room?
Kevin Westgarth: Yeah, for sure. It's great to be here. It was interesting to go from full-bore, trying to figure out a deal to get us back on the ice to having that done and realizing that we have to be back on the ...