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Fredrik Sjostrom

Fredrik Sjostrom arrived in Toronto as part of the Dion Phaneuf trade from January of 2010. (Photo by Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Fredrik Sjostrom arrived in Toronto as part of the Dion Phaneuf trade from January of 2010. (Photo by Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images)

Status: Toronto Maple Leafs right winger.

Ht: 6-foot-1 Wt: 218 pounds

DOB: May 6, 1983 In: Fargelanda, Sweden

Hockey Inspirations: "Like every young kid growing up in Sweden, at that time it was Mats Sundin, Peter Forsberg."

First Hockey Memory:
"Just playing with my friends and the kids growing up around me.

Nicknames: "‘Freddy’ or ‘Fast Freddy.’ "

Hobbies/Leisure Activities: "I like to go boating in the summer. Stuff like that."

Favorite Movies: "Pulp Fiction and then Braveheart."

Last Book Read: "Vince Flynn."

Favorite Arenas To Play: "I like the Staples Center in L.A. You know - I change that to Montreal actually."

First Job: "You're looking at it (laughs)."

First Car:
"Cadillac CTS (white)."

Current Car:
"Porsche 911 (black)."

Favorite Meal:
"Steak."

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Chocolate."

Greatest Sports Moment: "I think it's my first NHL game. You're looking to play in the NHL your whole life. Playing in that first game was something special. It was in Boston. I don't think I touched the puck. Played like four or five minutes. But it was still the best."

Most Painful Moment:
"Probably losing in the World Championship against Canada, I think it was 2004."

Favorite Uniforms: "Maple Leafs and Rangers."

Closest NHL Friends: "Henrik Lundqvist, Keith Ballard, Mikael Tellqvist, Mattias Tarnqvist, Jeff Taffe."

Funniest Player Encountered: "That would probably be Tyson Nash. He's just a funny guy. It's hard to explain, but he's upbeat all the time, throwing one-liners here and there."

Toughest Competitor Encountered:
"I played with him - Shane Doan. He's a big-time competitor."

Favorite Players To Watch: "I like to watch Sidney Crosby and Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk in Detroit."

Funny Hockey Memory:
"In the minors, a buddy of mine (crapped) in somebody's gloves. I wasn't there, but I heard the story from a friend of mine. Can't say the names (smiles)."

Pre-game Feeling:
"Just thinking about the game, what I'm going to do out there. And get myself as fired up as possible."

Favorite Web Sites:
"Aftonbladet.se - Swedish newspaper, like USA Today."

People Qualities Most Admired: "That they're nice to each other. The saying: You get treated the way you treat other people. Just being nice, in general."

Mark 'Scoop' Malinowski is the author of "Heavyweight Armageddon: The Tyson-Lewis Championship Battle" and creator of two websites: www.thebiofile.com  and www.Tennis-prose.com.

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