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Tristan Roost Signs Tender With P.A.L. Junior Islanders NCDC Program

Friday, June 19, 2020, 12:34PM

Press release courtesy of Dennis DaSilva on PALJrIslanders.com

 

SYOSSET, NY - The NCDC Islanders have signed a tender agreement with 5 foot 10 inch center Tristan Roost of Fort Myers, FL. Roost, a 2000 skater, has skated three seasons for the Florida Junior Blades at the Premier level, putting together a stat line of 29 goals and 63 assists in 123 games played (.75 PPG). We caught up with Tristan over the phone to talk about his transition from Florida hockey to the NCDC level. 

TALK ABOUT YOUR PATH THROUGH FLORIDA JUNIOR BLADES, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO BE ABLE TO MOVE ONTO PAL AFTER THREE SEASONS?

"It's a great honor to be able to move onto PAL after skating with FJB for the past few years. When I got here, they instilled the mindset of "trust the process and the coaches, they'll get you where you want to go."  Today, I can most definitely say they were right.

WHAT DOES BEING NAMED CAPTAIN OF THE BLADES MEAN TO YOU? HOW DID THAT EFFECT YOUR PLAYING STYLE?

"I was absolutely honored to have been named captain of the Blades. Knowing of the other guys who had worn the C, and being able to become a leader has really affected my style of play. It showcases what the style of the FJB organization really is."

YOU WERE BORN AND RAISED IN FLORIDA, AND PLAYED FLORIDA HOCKEY PRIMARILY -- WHAT DOES COMING TO NEW YORK TO PLAY MEAN TO YOU?

"So, I've actually never been up to Long Island or New York City. As far as New York goes, I've only been to Rochester. I was supposed to come visit some of my former Blades teammates on LI before the pandemic hit, but that didn't happen. For me, coming to New York is going to be an eye opening experience. I'm excited to get on a new path away from the way the game is played in Florida."

WHAT KIND OF A PLAYER ARE YOU? WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO THE ISLANDERS?

"I'm most definitely a playmaker. I would compare myself to the way Pavel Datsyuk sees the ice and makes plays. I grew up watching him as a kid and trying everything I saw, so it definitely molded my skillset. The FJB style of play is dependent on a really hard forecheck, so I took what I had in my skillset and paired it together with that hard working mentality. I'm always wanting to set someone up instead of doing all the work myself -- team comes first."

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SAY TO THE FLORIDA JUNIOR BLADES? AN ORGANIZATION THAT HAS HOSTED YOU FOR SO LONG?

"I definitely want to thank the Blades organization. They didn't completely change me as a hockey player, but they taught me some skills that I will most definitely take with me through the rest of my career. They've also completely changed me as a person. I've seen myself grow in that aspect over the past few years. The Blades are a massive part of who I am today, and I'm incredibly thankful for this opportunity.  

For more information on the Florida Jr. Blades please continue to visit FloridaJrBlades.com

 
 
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