I am a defenseman. You will train with me personally. I call the “D” the “mules”. We pull the cart up the hill, no glory, but blamed when we didn’t get the puck away from “our house”. One of my career highlights was winning The Eddie Shore Award for best defenseman in the AHL.
I learned the most defensively in my last few years playing pro hockey from Coach Kevin Constantine, Pittsburgh Penguins. Defense is hard to teach. Growing up I was a forward until I was moved back to D as a junior at prep school. I was drafted that year. I attribute playing forward as a youth being significant in making me a better defenseman. I encourage forwards to attend this camp. Every summer, many do. Great forwards need to be great backcheckers.