Islanders rookie, Noah Dobson has stayed home with Dennis Seidenberg during the quarantine and he continues to learn from him.
The NHL season has been paused for nearly a month at this point, and just like us, the New York Islanders are staying at home. Noah Dobson’s living situation came up in an interview with NHL.com where he talks about staying with the Seidenberg’s.
One of the more interesting things that the NHL does is pair their young players with a veteran to love with. We saw it with John Tavares and Doug Weight, and now we’re seeing it again with Noah Dobson and the Seidenberg’s.
Dobson has been staying with former Islander, Dennis Seidenberg this year at that didn’t change once the season went down. Dobson cites the ability to work out and learn from Seidenberg as a reason for staying.
"“Being here with Dennis, it’s good. We’ve been working out together and shooting pucks together. It’s nice to have a training buddy during this time. He’s really good with that stuff too, so I’m able to learn some things from him as well. The setup I have here was more beneficial, just to continue working out and stuff, compared to back home.”"
Seidenberg played in the league for 15 years, I’m sure he can teach Dobson a thing or two about how to be an NHL player and what it’s like to win a championship. Sure, you’d imagine the upside with Dobson is higher than what Seidenberg was but just having that mentor and someone who played the same position is such a big thing for these young guys.
It’s really almost as if the family adopts the younger player. Dobson is playing with the kids, helping them with schoolwork, and just pitching in around the house. It’s cool to see that unfold and get a peek behind the curtain as to what’s going on there.
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Heck, they even got a Barzal chirp in there. Mathew stayed with the Seidenberg’s early in his career and they said Noah is much more clean and neat compared to Barzy.