“I’m a new guy and I wanted some of the guys [upstairs] to keep an eye on me while I’m here and know that I’m working hard out on the ice. I think it will help my cause in the long run,” said Sestito. “But at the same time you still have to bring it and compete to make the team.”
I think we are underselling this guy if we only view him as a replacement for Shelley. As far as I have read, the guy might be able to contribute offensively as well. If he can learn to be the front of the net guy, he might be able to become quite the useful NHLer.