Status: New York Rangers defenseman.
HT: 5-11 WT: 190 pounds
DOB: July 12, 1976 In: Ottawa, Ontario
First Hockey Memory: "Like, me playing or watching? I was a Flyers fan growing up. So I just remember watching the Flyers whenever I could on TV. My favorite Flyers were Rick Tocchet and Ron Hextall. I wore #22 for Tocchet. I also liked Brian Leetch. I started skating when I was six years old."
Hockey Inspirations: "The thrill of trying to win. Trying to win the Cup. I've been lucky enough to win it once but I want to do it again."
Last Book Read: "I don't read books. I can't remember [smiles]."
Current Car: "Mercedes."
Greatest Sports Moment: "Winning the Cup (with Tampa in 2004)."
Most Painful Moment: "Most painful moment...probably last year."
Favorite Uniforms: "I grew up a Flyers fan so I'll just stick with that."
Favorite Rinks To Play: "Madison Square Garden and the Shark Tank."
Why Do You Love Playing Hockey: "Why do I love playing hockey? Because that's my passion. That's what I love do to."
Funniest Players Encountered: "Andre Roy."
Fiercest Competitors Encountered: "Marty St. Louis."
Most Memorable Goal: "First goal probably. Against Philadelphia (Vanbiesbrouck in 1999 with Florida)."
Embarrassing Hockey Memory: "I've had plenty [smiles]."
Favorite Sport Outside Hockey: "Golf."
First Famous Player You Met or Encountered: "Wayne Gretzky was probably the most famous. I remember I talked with him on the phone. That was the first time, when he called me for the Olympic Team in 2006."
Strangest Game: "Earlier this season we won the shootout, came in and had to get re-dressed because they called the goal off. So we had to go back and play and we lost. It was strange."
Personality Qualities Most Admired: "Honesty, loyalty, and competitiveness."
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