Adam Henrich: "If I didn’t commit myself, I was going to have to find something else to do with my life"

Former Lightning prospect Adam Henrich, who was not re-signed last summer after struggling with AHL Springfield, has been a completely different player recently while on a tryout contract with the Norfolk Admirals.

The Citizens Voice of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, recently caught up with Henrich after the former Brampton Battalion forward had a 4 point night leading the Ads to a 5-3 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

“I realized after last season I had to be more humble and work harder,” Henrich, who has 5 goals and 6 assists in 6 games since his promotion, told the newspaper. “I accepted the ECHL was where I had to start, and that if I didn’t commit myself, I was going to have to find something else to do with my life.”

“This season is do or die for me,” Henrich also said. “I’m off to a good start here but hockey is a `What have you done for me today?’ kind of business and I need to keep using my size down low.”

Henrich had 20 points in 12 games for Wheeling of the ECHL before signing with Norfolk. He has 4 games left on his tryout agreement with Norfolk.