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#47. [David] Johnny Oduya. (Johnny O). October 1, 1981. Stockholm Sweden. 6′0″. Defenseman. Drafted [WSH 2001] round 7, 221st overall. 1st NHL career goal: NJD 2006-07. Represents: 🇸🇪. Awards: WC bronze 2009, Land of Smiles Ice Hockey Classic gold 2012 w/Flying Farangs, Olympics silver 2014, Stanley Cup Champ 2013 & 2015 w/CHI.

[Capital of Texas?] “I don’t think it’s Dallas though. Uh…” [moments later] “I don’t know, it might be San Antonio?”

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Name: Daniel Carvajal Ramos

Back: #15 Carvajal

Nation: Spain

Club: Real Madrid

Profile: A product of La Fabrica, Carvajal Joined the Real Madrid youth system when he was ten years old. Working his way to Real Madrid Castilla, he captained the team in 2010, leading them to a return to Liga Adelante. After being ignored by the Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho during the 2011/2012 season, he went to Bayer Leverkusen with a 5 year contract and a buy back option. After a spectacular 2012/2013 season in the Bundesliga, Carvajal was ranked in the top three right backs of the season. Real Madrid noticed, and he was brought back over the summer of 2013 by the new coach Carlo Ancelotti. Carvajal is not the tallest player on the pitch, but what he may lack in physical power, he more than makes up for in his intensity. With his electrifying pace, innate defensive abilities, and offensive runs, Carvajal is a player who worries everyone on the opposing team. Strikers have difficulty getting past him, and defenders fear the wicked crosses he is known to make.

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#24. [Phillip Jordan Ellis] “Jordie” Benn. (Benner, Jor, Darth). July 26, 1987. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 6′2″. Defenseman. Undrafted. 1st NHL career goal: Mar 23, 2013 DALvsCOL. Represents: 🇨🇦.

“Our beards are life choices. They’re not playoffs beards, so…”

Name: Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez

Back: #23 Isco

Nation: Spain

Club: Real Madrid

Profile: Isco is a youth player known for his flair. Having broken through the youth system at Valencia, Isco started in La Liga with his hometown club of Málaga CF. Over the 2013 summer transfer window, he was brought to Real Madrid for €30 million. He enjoys playing as a classic 10, happy to sit behind the striker, and he demonstrates a coolness and an eye for goal uncommon for one his age. He uses various simple moves to an amazing effect, giving him the ability to make his way through defenders. His vision and passing ability are exemplary, and he is able to assist a teammate as easily as he is able to find net himself. Notably, after being forced to adapt to the 4-3-3 formation used by Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid, his defensive skills has developed incredibly since the beginning of the 2013/2014 season, allowing him to participate in crucial moments like the Copa Del Rey final against Barcelona. All in all a very complete midfielder, it will be exciting to see him develop as a player

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#14. Jamie [Randolph] Benn. (Benny, Cap, Chubbs). July 18, 1989. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 6′2″. Captain of the Stars. LW, Forward. Drafted [DAL 2007] 5th round, 129th overall. 1st NHL career goal: Oct 11, 2009 DALvsVAN. Represents: 🇨🇦. Awards: WJC Gold 2009, Olympics 2014 Gold, Art Ross Trophy 2014-15, NHL All Star 2012 & 2016, NHL First All-Star Team 2013–14, 2015-16

“Yeah, I’ve done a lot of explaining of [baseball], especially to the Europeans. We had to tell them we were going to a soccer game to get them excited.”

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#21. Antoine Roussel (Rooster, Rouss, Roussy). November 21, 1989. Roubaix, France. 6′0″. LW, Forward. Undrafted. 1st NHL career goal: Feb 1, 2013 DALvsARI. Represents: 🇫🇷. +one-of-a-kind goal. Awards: King of Agitators, Cat Aficionado of the Stars.

“Oh yeah? You don’t see me? You’re gonna see me a lot, bud.”

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#10. Patrick Sharp (Sharpy). December 27, 1981. Winnipeg, Manitoba/Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. 6′1″. Forward. Drafted [PHI 2001] 3rd round, 95th overall. 1st NHL career goal: Jan 16, 2004 PHIvsTOR. Represents: 🇨🇦. Awards: Calder Cup 2005 w/Philadelphia Phantoms, WC silver 2008, NHL All Star + MVP 2011, Olympics gold 2014, Stanley Cup Champ 2010 2013 & 2015 w/CHI

“Ice cream all of the time. It’s uh… it gets the best of me. It doesn’t matter if it’s a game day or an off day, if I see ice cream I gotta be taken out of the room so I don’t eat it.

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13. Mattias Janmark[-Nylén]. (Jani/Janny). December 8, 1992. Stockholm, Sweden. 6′1″. C/LW, Forward. Drafted [DET 2013] 3rd round, 79th overall. 1st NHL career goal: Oct 8, 2016 DALvsPIT (on his 1st career shot). Represents: 🇸🇪.

“I’m giving him some space. If he doesn’t produce, I will tell him further on, but for now, just giving him his space.” [About having P.Sharp on his fantasy team]

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#28. Stephen Johns (Johnsy). April 18, 1992. Wampum, Pennsylvania, USA. 6′4″. Defenseman. Drafted [CHI 2010] 2nd round, 60th overall. 1st NHL career goal: Mar 17, 2016 DALvsTB. Represents: 🇺🇸. Awards: WJC18 Gold 2010. CCHA MIHT Champion w/ Notre Dame 2013.

[Feb 29, 2016] “Congrats to all the babies born today. You can now joke about your age for all of your years.”

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#31. Antti Niemi. (Nemo). August 29, 1983. Vantaa, Finland. 6′2″. Goaltender. Undrafted. 1st NHL shutout: Oct 3, 2009 CHIvsFLA. Represents: 🇫🇮. Awards: Stanley Cup Champ 2010 w/CHI, Olympics bronze 2014. 

“Mistletoe? Mistletoe? Mistletoe? Kiss a goalie?” [kissing noises] “Mistletoe? Mistletoe? Mistletoe?” [That’s a cactus!?] “Is it? ahaha!

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#18. Patrick [Campbell] Eaves. (Patty Eaves). May 1, 1984. Calgary, Alberta, Canada/Faribault, Minnesota, USA. 6′0″. RW, Forward. Drafted [OTT 2003] 1st round, 29th overall. 1st NHL career goal: N/A. Watch: Eaves’ Hatty in 1st vs CHI 2.11.16. Represents: 🇺🇸. Awards: WJC gold 2004.

“I think [Jordie’s] beard is safe. I’m not gonna shave mine. Maybe I’ll shave my chest or something, but um, I think our beards are gonna stay.”

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#12. Radek Faksa (Faks) January 9, 1994. Vítkov, Opava, Czech Republic. 6′3″. Forward. Drafted [DAL 2012] 1st round, 13th overall. 1st NHL career goal: Nov 6, 2015 DALvsCAR. Represents: 🇨🇿.

Watch: The Radek Faksa Story

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#32. Kari Lehtonen (Lehts). November 16, 1983. Helsinki, Finland. 6′4″. Goaltender. Drafted [ATL 2002] 1st round, 2nd overall. 1st NHL win: Mar 19, 2004 ATLvsFLA. 1st NHL shutout: Mar 27, 2004 ATLvsFLA. Represents: 🇫🇮. Awards: WJC18 gold 2000 & silver 2001, WJC silver 2001 bronze 2002 & bronze 2003, World Cup of Hockey silver 2004, WC silver 2007, Olympics bronze 2014.

“Hi. I’m Kari and it’s time for Cars with Kari. With me, Kari.

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#20. Cody Eakin. (Ginger Ninja, Eaks). May 24, 1991. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 6′0″. C, Forward. Drafted [WSH 2009] 3rd round, 85th overall. 1st NHL career goal: Nov 4, 2011 WSHvsCAR. Represents: 🇨🇦. Awards: WJC silver 2011, WC gold 2015.

“I saw 7 redheads today”

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#15. Patrik [Géza] Németh. (Nem). February 8, 1992. Stockholm, Sweden. 6′3″. Defenseman. Drafted [DAL 2010] 2nd round, 41st overall. Represents: 🇸🇪. Awards: WJC18 silver 2010, WJC gold 2012.

“[Dallas] Wasn’t really what I expected at first. I thought it was going to be more like… ranches and stuff like that. Like, out in the country. But it turned out- it’s very nice.”