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I like to hunt and fish and shoot my bow and arrow.
Do you plan to play hockey after high school?
I'm hoping to try out for a couple of NAHL teams and see where that goes.
Do you have teams you're looking at specifically right now?
I know the Johnstown [Pennsylvania] Tomahawks and the Minnesota Magicians.
What's it like playing under a first-year head coach?
I like it because I like new things and I like change and [first-year head coach Brad Stepan] has done a good job of getting the team to work hard.
What's your biggest strength?
Probably my skating. I've always been a good skater. It's nice to have good skating skills to get around guys.
Do you have any superstitions?
I have to tape my stick after warmups and I have to drain an Arizona Mucho Mango [flavored tea] before the game.
Who is your favorite player and why?
Nick Leddy of the Blackhawks. He played for Eden Prairie, played for the Gophers for a year -- they're my favorite college team. I don't know, I like the way he plays hockey because he just keeps it simple.
Your biggest influence or role model growing up?
Growing up in Rosemount and knowing all the varsity players, a guy named Luke McManus -- he plays for the UMD Bulldogs now. When I was little I just remember going to the varsity games and watching him, as a sophomore, play varsity hockey. I watched him all the way up and now he's at UMD and I got to see him play there, too. I just wanted to be like him one day.
What's one interest in your life that might surprise people?
I like to cook, breakfast foods mainly. I cook for my sister all the time in the morning.