"One of his big key focuses is accountability to each other," Hurricanes defenseman Jamie McBain said.
"If anything, you look at him a little bit more and respect him a little bit more because obviously his numbers aren't where he wants them to be," McBain said. "When he was struggling, he was still battling hard each and every night and doing things away from the puck, whether it was blocking shots or making hits. Just doing everything he could, even when the puck wasn't bouncing his way, to be a leader out there. And it's definitely something we look up to."