Near the end of training camp, Mike Sullivan and other coaches meet with prospects for exit interviews before they are assigned to the minors or back to their team in college, juniors, or Europe.
Coaches talk with players about what kind of camp they had, what they'd like to see them work on this season, all of those kinds of things.
"One of the things that I took from camp from Mike Sullivan in one of my meetings was to find out what I want to do and who I want to be as a player," rookie forward prospect Jake Lucchini told me this week.
In those meetings, Sullivan will sometimes point toward a player or two who currently play in Pittsburgh as someone who the prospect could look up to and try to model parts of their game after.
The player in Pittsburgh Sullivan suggested for Lucchini makes a lot of sense.