Tyler Seguin doesn't want to wear any more equipment than is necessary.
The Dallas Stars budding superstar, who missed ten games last season with a knee injury, was able to come back for the final month before suiting up for Canada at the World Championships.
He did so, however, the the help of a brace, something he hopes to shed sooner than later.
"I wore the brace in Europe, but when I got back and started skating here, I took the brace off," Seguin told Mike Heika of the Dallas News. "I’m just getting different movements back. I want to go free. I’m sure you can use a smaller brace or a lighter brace, but they say that once you start relying on them, you never get off.
"I like skating without one, and I want to keep it that way."
Seguin recorded 37 goals and 40 assists in 71 games, averaging more points per game (1.08) than anyone in the NHL not named Sidney Crosby.
Still, he feels he still has plenty of room to grow, both on and off the ice.
"I’m still a young guy and I know I can get better every year, every day," the 23-year-old stated. "I know that’s the same for hockey and it’s the same for other parts of my career. It all starts with hockey. No matter what you’re doing, you have to work out every day and stay on top of things.
"I think I’ve had one of the best summers I’ve had as far as working out."
Barring injury, Seguin appears to have a solid shot at becoming the second-straight Star to bring the Art Ross Trophy to Dallas after Jamie Benn claimed the scoring championship last season.