Status: Anaheim Ducks right winger
Ht: 6-foot-5 Wt: 231 pounds
DOB: Dec. 29, 1979 In: Washington, Pa.
First Hockey Memory: "Outdoor rink in downtown Columbus. Just growing up playing. That's where I first started to play hockey."
Hockey Inspirations: "I was born in Pittsburgh, so I was always a Mario Lemieux fan. Even though I didn't turn out to be a player like him, he's a guy that got me involved in hockey."
Musical Tastes: "I like Dierks Bentley and Pearl Jam."
Favorite Movie: "Caddyshack."
Last Book Read: "I'm reading The Last Lecture (by Randy Pausch) right now. Almost done."
Favorite TV Shows: "There's a lot, but I'm stuck on Dexter at the moment."
First Job: "Mowing lawns."
First Car: "Was a ’95 Chevy Blazer.”
Current Car: "I have a Toyota Prius (grey).”
Favorite Meal: "I guess it would have to be a steak. New York strip steak."
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Butter pecan."
Greatest Sports Moment: "Winning the Stanley Cup."
Most Painful Moment: "Being released by...being put on waivers."
Favorite Uniforms: "Chicago Blackhawks."
Favorite Arena: "I like to go to Madison Square Garden. (Why?) I grew up in New Jersey, so I was always going to Rangers games. I think it's just the greatest stage on earth; they say, right?"
Funny Hockey Memory: "I lost to Pete Peeters – our goalie coach – in a breakaway competition. He was playing goalie (smiles)."
Embarrassing Hockey Memory: "I got a lot of those (smiles). Any time I fall down is pretty embarrassing. I do it quite often. So, I’ll just say any fall. Any unintentional fall on the ice."
Closest Hockey Friend: "Noah Clarke, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, all the guys around here."
Funniest Player Encountered: "Noah Clarke."
Toughest Competitor: "Todd Marchant, Samuel Pahlsson, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry."
Strangest Game: "In the minors, I played those 10 o'clock games. Those are kind of odd. It was kids day, so they bring all those kids from school. So there's like 10,000 10-year-olds at 10 o'clock in the morning. That's definitely the strangest game I'd say."
Favorite Sport Outside Hockey: "Beach volleyball."
Most Memorable Goal: "First one, in Dallas, against (Johan) Hedberg."
Favorite Players To Watch: "Alex Ovechkin, Jarome Iginla."
Personality Qualities Most Admired: "I like humility, humor and honesty."
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