The uniform colours and nicknames aren't what he pictured in those moments when he daydreams. And the road-trip itineraries were to feature luxury dining on a chartered airplane, not sub sandwiches and a Greyhound bus.

But Mark Scheifele is hardly complaining.

He had a game in Oshawa right in front of him Friday night; an 8-5 win over Saginaw from Thursday fading in the rear-view mirror.

All the rest is right here