Mark Malinowski

Mark 'Scoop' Malnowski is a New Jersey-based journalist and author who has contributed his "Getting To Know" features to since 2008. He has been creating "Biofile" features since 1992 ( and is the co-creator and contributor to 'Scoop has also published three books: “Heavyweight Armageddon! The Tyson-Lewis Championship Battle” (2008), “Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew” (2011) and "Facing Federer" (2013).

Getting To Know: Jordin Tootoo   

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Jordin Tootoo (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Status:  New Jersey Devils right wing.

Ht:  5-9  Wt: 199 pounds

DOB: February 2, 1983 In: Churchill, Man.

First Hockey Memory: “I think for me growing up in a remote community, we had this kind of an igloo arena. It was kind of, felt like an igloo. And I think I was about four or five years old, I remember going into that dome – we called it The Dome – and putting on my mini skates or whatever that I had. Playing on that.”

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Getting To Know: Ray Shero

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Ray Shero. (Getty Images)

Status: General Manager of New Jersey Devils.  Former GM of Pittsburgh Penguins and assistant GM for Ottawa Senators (1993-98) and Nashville (’98-06) Predators. Drafted by Los Angeles Kings as a center with #216 overall pick in ’82.

DOB: July 28, 1962 In: St. Paul, Minnesota Read more

Getting To Know: Bill Barber

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Bill Barber (Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

Status: NHL left wing for the Philadelphia Flyers from 1972-1984. Currently serves as a scouting consultant for the Flyers.  Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame in 1990.

Ht: 6-0 Wt: 194 pounds
DOB: July 11, 1952 In: Callander, Ontario

First Hockey Memory: “I think would be back in 1958, I remember we had an outdoor rink, seeing the school house team play, and the ice shack, which was set up for us to stay warm in those cold winters.” Read more