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Luke Schenn

Luke Schenn was drafted fifth overall by Toronto in 2008. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

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Luke Schenn was drafted fifth overall by Toronto in 2008. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Status: Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman.

Ht: 6-foot-2  Wt: 220 pounds
 
DOB: Nov. 2, 1989  In: Saskatoon, Sask.
 
First Hockey Memory:
"Backyard rink I guess, that my dad (Jeff) always had for us in Saskatoon. Backyard rink, skating with my brother (Brayden)."

Hockey Inspirations: "To win, obviously. Obviously growing up, you always want to play in the NHL. It's always a dream and you never thought of doing anything else. You always worked towards it. Never saw yourself doing anything else for a living. Then once you get there, the main goal now is to win."

Last Book Read:
"Called The Mind Gym. By Gary Mack."

Current Car: "Just a dealership car from Toronto, actually like a Mercedes car."
 
Nicknames:
"Schenner. Guys around here call me Scoops a little bit. (Why?) Because they think I always try to get the scoop on stuff (laughs)."
 
Greatest Sports Moment: "NHL career - first NHL game. Or playing against my brother for the first time in Philadelphia."

Most Painful Moment: "I guess when I tore my knee my first year. Ovechkin hit me."

Favorite Uniforms: "The Leafs."

Favorite Arena: "Madison Square Garden."

Closest Hockey Friends: "I don't know, I have so many good buddies. Who should I go with...I'll go with Brandon Sutter in Carolina, good buddy of mine."

Funniest Player Encountered: "Colby Armstrong."
 
Toughest Competitors Encountered: "Lucic."
 
Most Memorable Goal: "First NHL goal in Montreal. When I was 18. Hockey Night In Canada."

Funny Hockey Memory: "One time a guy went out to warm-up - I was on Team Canada world junior - and he left his skate-guards on one of his skates and when he slipped on the ice, he just kinda couldn't stand up. Couldn't figure out why. And then he realized he had the skate-guards on one of his blades."

Hockey Heroes: "Oh, there's tons of them. Sakic, Yzerman, Ray Bourque, Wayne Gretzky."

First Famous Hockey Player You Ever Met: "No, I don't remember. I met Gretzky at the NHL draft, that was a cool thing."
 
Favorite Sport Outside Hockey: "Golf."
 
Personality Qualities Most Admired: "Hard-working and caring and easy to be around."

Mark 'Scoop' Malinowski's second book "Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew" is available on www.amazon.com. Malinowski is the creator of two websites: www.thebiofile.com and www.tennis-prose.com

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