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Andre Roy

Andre Roy of the Calgary Flames has a goal and 17 PIM in nine games this season. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images

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Andre Roy of the Calgary Flames has a goal and 17 PIM in nine games this season. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images

HT: 6-foot-4 WT: 229

DOB: February 8, 1975 In: Port Chester, New York

Hockey Inspirations
: "I think, growing up and being a Habs fan, I used to watch Guy Lafleur. And I think, right there, was my inspiration. They were my favorite team growing up. I idolized a lot of the players. I guess Guy Lafleur and my parents were a big part of my career."

First Hockey Memory:
"First ever - I'd have to say when I was 10 years old we played an exhibition game at the Montreal Forum. To play a game there was a big memory. I scored a goal. I think we won 4-3, but I'm not sure. It was a long time ago."

Hobbies/Leisure Activities:
"I play a little bit of guitar. I like to watch movies, fish in the summer time and golf."

Nicknames:
"Mostly Wozzie or Roysie."

Favorite Movies:
"I watched I Pronounce You Chuck and Larry recently, I thought that was hilarious. Wedding Crashers, too."

Last Book Read:
"I read Chuck Liddell’s, The Ice Man. Ultimate Fighting Championship."

Favorite TV Show:
"Family Guy probably.”

Musical Tastes:
"Alternative: Nickleback, Metallica, Three Days Grace."

First Job:
"Busboy at an Italian restaurant (age 16). (Remember the name?) Paccini."

First Car:
"It was a Toyota Paseo. It's funny because I was so tall and I had to put the seat all the way back, so it hit the back seat to fit in."

Current Car:
"It's a Yukon Denali. It's a bigger truck with more room for me anyway."

Favorite Website:
"Don’t really have one, just cruise around sports stuff, whatever, TSN.ca or TheHockeyNews.com.”

Pre-Game Feeling:
"I like to visualize a lot. Visualize a lot in the afternoon - just my role and what's going to happen, who we're facing and all that kind of stuff. Get a little nap in. Just do my ritual: come to the rink and keep my focus, listen to music and get ready."

Favorite Meal:
"I'd say pasta. I love pasta. And seafood also."

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
"Chocolate."

Greatest Sports Moment:
"When I won the Stanley Cup in ’04. That's a dream come true, obviously; everybody dreams of that. I got an opportunity and that was a great, great, best memory in hockey."

Most Painful Moment:
"Well, whenever you lose in the playoffs, it’s never fun.”

Closest Hockey Friends:
"Vinny Lecavalier, Pascal Dupuis. I think those two are very good buddies of mine."

Funniest Players Encountered
: "I think Marc Bergevin. Bergie. He's retired now, but I think everybody knows he's a pretty funny guy."

Toughest Competitors
: "Compete-wise, I think Crosby and Ovechkin. Those are always tough guys to play against. They're pretty fast and strong. Fighters, I'd say the tops are Boogaard and Laraque."

Favorite Players To Watch:
"Well it's always good to see Crosby, Ovechkin, Datsyuk, they're always spectacular and fun to watch with the puck and what they can do with it."

Funny Hockey Memory:
"In the playoffs after we lost Game 6 to Philly (2004). Everybody was kind of down; we're going back for Game 7 in Tampa and Marty St-Louis was like, ‘Andre, you gotta make the team laugh, you gotta do something to get the guys loosened up.’ I went in the bathroom in the back, I got naked and I got one of the stewie’s aprons and I started serving cookies and milk to the guys. So you could see my ass sticking out in the back. I went all the way down the aisle. I guess the guys kind of liked that; I guess it was a pretty good one, the guys were laughing.”

Embarrassing Hockey Memory:
"Just last year, when I got to go home because...last year when I fought (Riley) Cote, I got my bell rung and I got pissed off, obviously - everybody's got that pride side, you know - then guys were sticking up for me. But, I got sent home after that by our coach. So I think that was pretty embarrassing for me, because I didn't want it to go that way. It was just emotions in the air. That was a tough situation."

Last Vacation:
"I went to Mexico two years ago - Riviera Maya."

Most Memorable Goal:
"Trying to think...your first goal is always memorable because you come in the league and you get to score a goal. That was in Ottawa in ’99, I scored on Curtis Joseph. I'll never forget it."

Strangest Game
: "When I was with Ottawa we played in Pittsburgh and the lights went out. We had to wait a little bit in the Igloo."

People Qualities Most Admired: "Good personality is always good. Good sense of humor."

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