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Daniel Carcillo

The Hockey News

The Hockey News

Status: Philadelphia Flyers left wing.

Ht: 5-foot-11 Wt: 202

DOB: Jan. 28, 1985 In: King City, Ont.

Hockey Inspirations: "Growing up, I always watched Steve Thomas play. Hard worker. I liked watching Toronto and Detroit; Domi and Probert going at it. And so that's all the memories I have. I didn't watch too much hockey growing up, to be honest with you."

Nicknames: "Got some new ones – Car Bomb, Chico, Carcie, Carc; pretty standard."

Hobbies/Leisure Activities:
"Golf, just relax pretty much. Nothing too strenuous."

First Hockey Memory: "Going and playing bantam, going to the Bantam Cup championship. Winning it in Peterborough. Played against a bunch of guys that are in the NHL now and in pro hockey – Anthony Stewart…Sean Samuel, Corey Perry."

Favorite Movies: "Old School, Dazed & Confused."

Last Book Read: "What was it...Scar Tissue. Red Hot Chili Peppers. Anthony Kiedis one."

Favorite TV Show: "Don't watch much TV."

Musical Tastes: "Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, a lot of classic rock, Neil Young."

First Job: "Newspaper route."

First Car: "Honda Accord (silver)."

Current Car: "Hummer (black)."

Pre-Game Feeling:
"Pretty calm, just concentrating on what my job is, what I need to do."

Favorite Meal: "My grandmother's cooking I guess, chicken cutlets with some French fries."

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Strawberry."

Greatest Sports Moment: "Under-18 gold medal in Russia. For Canada."

Most Painful Moment: "Maybe losing my first fight. (To who?) It was (Darcy) Hordichuk."

Favorite Uniforms: "I like this team's orange jerseys."

Closest NHL Friends: "Pretty close with Patrick O'Sullivan and Kyle Quincy."

Funniest Player Encountered: "Todd Fedoruk. (Why, what is it about him?) Just funny, easy going, makes it fun to go to the rink. (I recently interviewed Derek Morris and he said you, by the way.) I gotta ease into this team a little bit, but, yeah, I like to have fun around the rink."

Toughest Competitors: "(Jarome) Iginla goes pretty hard every game."

Most Memorable Goal: "Probably my first one in Chicago."

Embarrassing Hockey Memory: "First NHL game. They made me go out first and waited in the hallway while I was skating around for a little while."

Last Vacation: "Mexico."

Favorite Non-Hockey Sport To Watch: "I guess the final round of any golf tournament."

Favorite Players To Watch: "What players do I like to watch...I don't watch much hockey, to be honest with you."

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