Appleton, Bourque comfortable and confident after first practice of camp

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Appleton, Bourque comfortable and confident after first practice of camp
Appleton, Bourque comfortable and confident after first practice of camp

"It was tough. The tempo and pace were real good. We did a lot of even-man situations and different types of rushes," said Appleton. "It was good to get up and down the ice and battle in the corners too. Overall, a good day with a little conditioning skate at the end - so it was good." While the practices may feel the same, the 23-year-old Appleton has a completely different perspective in this camp compared to years gone by. He played in 36 NHL games in 2018-19, scored his first NHL goal against the San Jose Sharks, finishing with three goals and 10 points during his time with the Jets. Add that to the 15 goals and 32 points he had in 40 games with the AHL's Manitoba Moose and Appleton is a

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