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Cal Clutterbuck

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The Hockey News

Status: Minnesota Wild right winger

HT: 5-foot-11 WT: 213 pounds

DOB: Nov. 18, 1987 In: Welland, Ont.

Hockey Inspirations
: “I think, as far as individuals go, (Steve) Yzerman was one of my favorites growing up. I think watching the Stanley Cup playoffs each spring was an inspiration for me. Just Saturday nights in Canada, watching hockey."

First Hockey Memory
: “Pushing a pylon around when I was two or three years old at the public skating with my mom (Jocelyn)."

Leisure Activities/Interests:
“I golf a lot in the summer and play the guitar. Probably my two main hobbies."

“Clutz, Clutter, stuff like that. Buttercup (smiles)."

Favorite Movie:
Beer League and Shawshank Redemption.”

Favorite TV Show:
Family Guy.”

Musical Tastes:
“’90s alternative, Collective Soul."

Last Book Read
: “Da Vinci Code.

First Job
: “Call center operator."

First Car
: “Ford Ranger, 2002.”

Current Car
: “Cadillac Escalade (maroon)."

Favorite Uniforms
: “I like ours actually."

Pre-game Feeling
: “Thinking about the next period, the next warmup. Not much. Try to keep my mind pretty clear."

Favorite Meal
: “Probably filet mignon.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
“Chocolate chip cookie dough."

Greatest Sports Moment:
“First NHL goal.”

Most Painful Moment:
“Losing the gold medal game; under 18s, 2005."

Closest Hockey Friend(s):
“James Sheppard and Josh Harding."

Funniest Player Encountered:
“Andrew Brunette's the funniest. Dry humor. Just funny."

Toughest Competitors
: “Wes Walz. Just his drive. It was borderline crazy how much he put into the game."

Favorite Players To Watch
: “Ovechkin."

Funny Hockey Memory
: “The funniest was in San Jose this year. (Marc-Andre) Bergeron going back for an icing, tripping over his stick, missing the puck. And having the other team pick it up and almost score."

Embarrassing Hockey Memory
: “Falling off the bench a couple times when I'm trying to line change probably."

Last Vacation
: “Was to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.”

Most Memorable Goal:
“My first NHL goal, against Jose Theodore."

Favorite Arena(s) To Play:
"I haven't been to them all, but I'd have to say, so far...Vancouver."

Favorite Non-Hockey Sport To Watch
: "Baseball."

Personality Qualities Most Admired:
“Honesty, character, passion."

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