Status: Philadelphia Flyers rookie forward.
Ht: 6-foot-3 Wt: 197 pounds
DOB: Dec. 7, 1992 In: Phoenix, AZ.
First Hockey Memory: “Is being on the ice and pushing the chair to stay up. And learning how to skate and just trying to shoot pucks and lift it. Great times.”
Hockey Inspirations: “I grew up watching my dad (Sylvain) a lot, play pro hockey. He’s always been one I enjoyed to look up to since I’m young and I learned a lot from him.”
Last Book Read: “Oh…oh…I don’t remember (laughs). A long time ago in school, in high school.”
Nicknames: “Coots, Cooter.”
Current Car: “I got a Jeep (green).”
Favorite Meal: “I like chicken and rice.”
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Chocolate.”
Greatest Sports Moment: “Being drafted into the NHL is something really special.”
Most Painful Moment: “Losing the championship games is pretty bad.”
Favorite Uniforms: “I like the orange of the Flyers.”
Favorite Arena: “Probably Quebec City.”
Closest Hockey Friends: “In Drummondville I have a couple of ’em.”
Funniest Players Encountered: “Max Talbot is pretty funny here. Funny guy. He’s just funny, he enjoys life, it’s fun to be around him.”
Toughest Competitors Encountered: “In juniors I had Hubert Labrie in Gatineau, Tye McGinn.”
Most Memorable Goal: “First NHL goal. And in Drummondville, I had a couple overtime-winners. So that was pretty special.”
Strangest Game: “I remember in Drummondville one time we were losing 4-0 after the first. And we won 11-6, so it was pretty crazy.”
Embarrassing Hockey Memory: “Coming back to the bench and sitting at the end and you just fall on the ground (laughs).”
Favorite Players To Watch: “Obviously, Crosby, Datsyuk, how well they play the game. In tennis Djokovic now is pretty nice to watch. Baseball I like the Red Sox, David Ortiz is a nice player to watch.
Favorite Sport Outside Hockey: “I like baseball.”
Personality Qualities Most Admired: “Smiling, happy, enjoy life. Like to be around those people.”