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Marty McSorley

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The Hockey News

Status: NHL right wing from 1983-2000 for Pittsburgh, Edmonton, Los Angeles, New York Rangers, Boston and San Jose. Tallied 108 goals, 251 assists and 3,381 PIM in 961 NHL games.

Ht: 6-foot-1 Wt: 235 pounds

DOB: May 18, 1963 In: Hamilton, Ont.

Hockey Inspirations:
"Bobby Orr, Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Terry Fox - he ran across Canada with one leg."

First Hockey Memory:
"We won our local championship. In Cayuga, Ontario. It was such a thrill. I was on a team with my two brothers - Chris and Gerry (age nine)."

Hobbies/Leisure Activities
: "Being very active."

: “Magic. Because I always wanted to be a finesse player. They'd tease me in Baltimore because I'd try so hard. That was the only nickname that stuck."

Favorite Movie:
"Brian's Song; Something For Joey - John Cappelletti won the Heisman Trophy for his brother Joey. His heart was so strong, he played from the heart. That really gets me."

Favorite Book:
"Wayne Gretzky's book. I was in it. It made me feel so good to be mentioned. I love to read it. Reminds me of times of the past."

Favorite Non-Hockey Sport To Watch:
"Beach volleyball."

Favorite Non-Hockey Sport To Play:
"Baseball. I love to play baseball."

Musical Tastes
: "Heavy metal, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Soul Asylum. These are great questions, I'm enjoying this."

First Job:
"Working on farm. Baling hay, fixing fences, cleaning cows. I did everything (age 9)."

First Car
: "1974 red Chevy pick-up."

Favorite Meal
: "Lasagna."

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
"Maple walnut."

Greatest Sports Moment:
"First Stanley Cup with Edmonton in 1987."

Closest NHL Friends:
"Kevin McClelland, Wayne Gretzky."

Funniest Player Encountered:
"Dave Semenko."

Interesting Fact:
"I was never happy with my play. Always a little frustrated."

Future Ambition:
"To be happy. Going after anything I really desire. I always want to have an aggressive edge."

Personality Qualities Most Admired:
"Anyone who shows strength and courage in adverse situations. Whether they are handicapped, underdogs or anybody. People who are unwilling to accept any defeat, who don't stop trying, no matter what the odds."

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