When pucks need to be collected at the end of practice, Jonathan Huberdeau is right there with Florida Panthers rookies cleaning up.

After winning the Calder Memorial Trophy and ranking second among teammates in scoring during his first season, one would think Huberdeau would take advantage of a stripe earned.

He hasn't. At least not yet.

"He's a veteran on this team now," defenseman Erik Gudbranson said. "He's played so well for us and done a lot in his short career. For him to be doing stuff like (picking up pucks), staying levelheaded, just shows the kind of character that he has and what kind of person this team drafted a couple years ago."

Through 29 games this season, it is Huberdeau's ethos that has transcended his on-ice performance.

Contributing offensively has not come easy for the winger this year. Opponents are keying in on Huberdeau more often, giving him less time and room to utilize his goal-scoring and playmaking abilities.

It has shown in his numbers: Huberdeau has gone through two separate five-game stretches without a point. Huberdeau has yet to register a multi-point game this season. Last year he had seven.

"I don't want to put that as an excuse," Huberdeau said. "If they're going to be tighter on me, I just want to work harder, get beside them. That's what I am trying to do. Of course you have more pressure when you win the Calder. I don't want to put pressure on myself, but I want to go out there and be the best player on the ice."

Additionally, Huberdeau has had to make adjustments under coach Peter Horachek, who demands accountability on both sides of the puck, since taking over for Kevin Dineen.