As we get closer to the start of the 2013-14 season, we've exchanged emails with assorted Ducks, asking about their summers and other personal info. Our latest subject:
Your favorite NHL player(s) growing up
Joe Sakic, Paul Kariya and Sergei Federov
Favorite hockey moment of your career
Winning two World Junior Championships with Team Canada and playing in my first playoffs last season with the Ducks
Do you have any pregame superstitions or routines?
Nothing too crazy. I just have the same warm- up routine every game
Your favorite TV shows
Sons of Anarchy, Homeland and Suits
Your favorite movies
Gangs of New York, Chasing Mavericks, Old School, Training Day
Your favorite bands
The Lumineers, City and Colour, Needtobreathe, CCR, Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac
A band or artist on your iPod you're ashamed of
Your celebrity crush
Your favorite food
Organic Ribeye Steak
Strangest thing you've been asked to autograph
The best perk of being a pro athlete
Getting the opportunity to travel and see great cities
Where did you spend most of your summer?
Spent most of my summer in Vancouver, BC training and also my hometown of Woodbridge, Ontario.
What else did you do this summer?
It was a pretty low-key summer but I was in Tofino, BC a few times surfing with my girlfriend and friends. Very cool little surfing town off the coast of British Columbia and one of my favourite places to travel to.
Any movies you saw this summer you liked?
Haven't made it to the movie theatre this summer unfortunately, but I'm sure I’ll get a few movies in on the road this year
Any music you've gotten into to or concerts you attended this summer?
I like a lot of classic bands. Really got into Fleetwood Mac the last few years and they have become one of my favourite bands. I also like listening to Bob Marley a lot. It’s very relaxing music, especially in the summer
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