Colton Orr

Status: Toronto Maple Leafs right wing.
Ht: 6-foot-3 Wt: 225 pounds
DOB: March 3, 1982 In: Winnipeg, Man.
Childhood Heroes/Inspirations: “Brendan Shanahan was one. Eric Lindros. Those are probably the guys I watched growing up. It was a pleasure to get to play with Shanahan in New York.”
“Bobby, Orrsey, Moose.”
Hobbies/Leisure Activities: “I like golf. Draw. I like to draw animals – tigers, lions, stuff like that. A little hobby of mine.”
Favorite Movies:The Program. Gladiator.  All those medieval times movies are great. Braveheart.”
Favorite TV Shows:Simpsons and Family Guy.”
Musical Tastes: “I’m all over the place, Top 40. (Some names?) Well, back in Winnipeg, The Harlots. R&B, rock and classic rock.”
First Hockey Memory: “I didn’t start until age 11. I remember always hitting guys because I couldn’t stop so I’d either use the guys or the boards to turn around.”

First Job: “I was a bricklayer, laborer (age 14-15).”
First Car: “1989 Cavalier Z24, blue.”
Favorite Meal: “Pasta, mushrooms and chicken.”
Favorite Breakfast: “Frosted Flakes is the favorite.”
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Strawberry.”
Pre-game Feeling: “Calm, just relaxed. Go into things that I’m going to do out there. Not too much. Just kind of keep it quiet. Keep to myself.”
Greatest Sports Moment: “Playing in the NHL. Playing with some great players like Shanahan, (Brian) Leetch, (Jaromir) Jagr, so many. It’s just been a dream come true since I’ve been here.”

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Most Painful Moment: “(Laughs)…being eye-gouged.”
Favorite Uniforms: “Any of the Original Six. I like the old ones that didn’t change it up.”
Closest Hockey Friends: “Brad Boyes.”

Funniest Players Encountered: “Darius Kasparaitis is the funniest. He’s a character that guy.”
Toughest Competitors: “There’s a lot. (Donald) Brashear – he’s strong. And (Georges) Laraque. Some of those guys.”
Embarrassing Hockey Moment: “Going to the wrong penalty box. It was in junior. I got traded from a team – I was playing for Regina. We went back to Kamloops, the team I used to play for. After a penalty I went to their box – Kamloops’ box – where I used to play.”
Favorite Vacation Spot: “Hawaii.”
Personality Qualities Most Admired: “Honesty.”

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