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Tanner Glass

Tanner Glass scored 16 points and had 73 penalty minutes in 78 games last season. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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Tanner Glass scored 16 points and had 73 penalty minutes in 78 games last season. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Status: Pittsburgh Penguins left winger.

DOB: Nov. 29, 1983 In: Regina, Sask.
 
Ht:
6-foot-1 Wt: 210 pounds
 
First Hockey Memory: "Oh boy, that was back in Saskatchewan when I was six or seven. We won a tournament and getting the trophy and running around the rink with all my teammates. That thought kind of stands out as the first memory for me."
 
Hockey Inspirations: "My dad (Fred) first and foremost. Taught me most of what I know about the game and was always really supportive, was hard on me when he needed to be."

Last Book Read:
"Slaughterhouse Five."

Current Car: "GMC Sierra Denali truck."

Greatest Sports Moment:
"Oh boy, greatest moment of my career...probably making it to the Stanley Cup final (with Vancouver in 2011). Would've liked to win it, but getting that close was pretty special."

Most Painful Moment: "Same."

Favorite Uniforms: "Chicago Blackhawks."

Favorite Arena: "Bell Centre, Montreal."

Embarrassing Hockey Memory: "Fanning on the open net in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final."
 
Closest Hockey Friends: "Probably Grant Lewis, played with him at Dartmouth."

Funniest Players Encountered:
"Another Dartmouth guy, Don Griffin. Or Tim Stapleton."
 
Toughest Competitors Encountered:
"I'd say Jarome Iginla."
 
Most Memorable Goal: "My first NHL goal."
 
Strangest Game: "9-8, we won last year in Philadelphia, was pretty strange."

Favorite Sport Outside Hockey: "Baseball."
 
Three Athletes You Like To Watch And Follow: "J.P. Arencibia, the catcher for the Blue Jays. I like Jose Reyes. Then I'll go with Lionel Messi."
 
Personality Qualities Most Admired:
"I like someone who is passionate about what they do."

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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