What some of your favourite random facts/general things about the team this year?
In no particular order of interesting things (sorry, this got a little long):
- Kassian likes to colour on flights
- Benning is from Edmonton area and his father is also very famous here (for hockey) so it’s a big deal for him to play here
Puljujarvi spent Christmas day with Benning and his parents before his parents arrived on Boxing Day from Finland
- Maroon’s uncle owns a roller hockey rink. He takes his son, Anthony, there sometimes.
- In Maroon’s first year in the NHL (on the ducks), he cut everyone’s socks on their toes and their boxers. The retaliation was that all of his laces were cut, socks were missing, so he had to find ways to get home with no clothes.
- Gryba and Hendricks hunt
- Larsson claims that Klefbom (his roommate) has a blow-up poster of himself and his eight-pack abs in his room, but Klefbom denies this
- Klefbom is good in the kitchen
- Letestu’s kid’s favourite player is Connor, to which Letestu says if you’re going to have heroes, make them good ones and Connor is perfect hero for a young kid growing up.”
- Connor never had a rink in his backyard because his dad wanted a deck and a hot tub
- Leon’s favourite food is steak with mashed potatoes
- Eberle has been with his now-fiance since they were fifteen. He plays guitar and she sings/teaches piano
- Nuge’s dad tried to get him into baseball but hockey “was just something he started playing seriously at about four years old and he’s never missed a day since.”
- Nurse’s younger sister, Kia, is an Olympic medalist
- Talbs played for NYR, mentored by Henrik Lundqvist, and Henrik was a huge supporter of Talbs’ success. He improved much faster than anyone thought he would and was looking for a place to be a starting goalie because he knew he was good enough for another team, but not enough to upend the king
- When Connor was younger, he said he’d like to play with a guy like Milan Lucic
- Caggiula and Connor went to high school together