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Getting To Know: Anthony Duclair

In this week's Getting To Know, find out all about the newest Arizona Coyote, Anthony Duclair. Duclair tells the tale of the time he embarrassed himself during minor hockey, the strangest shootout loss ever and talks about meeting the late, great Jean Beliveau.
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Status:Arizona Coyotes left wing

Ht: 5-11 Wt: 185 pounds

DOB: August 26, 1995 In: Pointe-Claire, Quebec

First Hockey Memory: "I remember when I first stepped on the ice when I was a little kid, with my dad."

Hockey Inspirations: "Win a Stanley Cup."

Last Book Read: "Theo Fleury, Playing With Fire."

Current Car: "Mercedes GLK (black)."

Nickname: "Duke."

Greatest Sports Moment: "First NHL goal (vs. Minnesota). Winning World Juniors (def. Russia)."

Most Painful Moment: "Losing Canada Games in the finals."

Favorite Uniforms: "This one."

Favorite Rinks To Play: "Madison Square Garden and the Bell Centre for me, growing up in Montreal."

Why Do You Love Playing Hockey: "Just love the camaraderie that you build with your teammates. Become your family over time. And just winning together and sharing some experiences together. I can't really explain how it is but it's something really special."

Funniest Players Encountered: "Probably Kleiner. Kevin Klein. (Why?) He's really funny, always got something to say."

Fiercest Competitors Encountered: "Say (Ryan) Suter, from Minnesota."

Most Memorable Goal: "First goal probably."

Funny Hockey Memory: "Tryin' to think here...I don't know, to be honest."

Embarrassing Hockey Memory: "Oh, maybe going out to warm-ups when I was a kid with my skate-guards [smiles]."

Favorite Sport Outside Hockey: "Soccer."

Three Athletes You Like To Watch & Follow: "Datsyuk. Lionel Messi. LeBron James."

First Famous Player You Met Or Encountered: "Maybe Jean Beliveau. When I was in Montreal. My coach was Donald Audette at the time and he got us tickets to watch a Habs game. Met some players after the game but Jean Beliveau came down first, so, I met him when I was seven or eight."

Strangest Game: "Probably the one where Dan Boyle scored in the shootout. And we came into the room and started celebrating and then it wasn't over."

Personality Qualities Most Admired: "People that you can trust. Confidence is huge. Someone that's always gonna be there no matter what."

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