As with our other interviews, my questions will be in bold-face type.
When did you first start playing hockey? Who in your family played and was involved in you taking up the game? Have you always played your position, or have you played elsewhere on the ice? What was your favorite team and player growing up?
I started playing hockey as a ‘Timbit’ when I was four years old. I have two older brothers who played hockey before I did, so it was kind of a family thing that got me involved with the game. My father also played a huge role in getting me involved in the sport. He was my first coach and taught me the basics of the game. When I was growing up I always played center. However, in Junior I played left wing for one year and center for the remaining years. My favourite team growing up was the Anaheim Ducks, who also had my favourite player, Teemu Selanne, playing for them.