Getting To Know

Ales Kotalik

Ales Kotalik

by Mark Malinowski - March 7, 2010 9:28 AM EST

The Czech Republic native dishes about his best and worst moments on the ice as well as tidbits from his off-ice life.
Status: Calgary Flames right winger. Ht: 6-foot-1 Wt: 227 pounds DOB: Dec. 23, 1978 In: Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Rep. First Hockey Memory: "I don't know if it's hockey-related.


George Parros

George Parros

by Mark Malinowski - February 28, 2010 2:15 AM EST

The tough-as-nails Ducks winger answers questions ranging from his top moment in hockey to his favorite ice cream.
Status: Anaheim Ducks right winger Ht: 6-foot-5 Wt: 231 pounds DOB: Dec. 29, 1979 In: Washington, Pa. First Hockey Memory: "Outdoor rink in downtown Columbus.


Mike Richards

Mike Richards

by Mark Malinowski - February 21, 2010 9:20 AM EST

The Philadelphia captain and Canadian Olympian answers questions about himself on the ice, as well as off it.
Status: Philadelphia Flyers center and Team Canada Olympian Ht: 5-foot-11 Wt: 195 pounds DOB: Feb. 11, 1985 In: Kenora, Ont. First Hockey Memory: "Just skating on the outdoor rinks at home.


Scotty Bowman

Scotty Bowman

by Mark Malinowski - February 14, 2010 9:20 AM EST

The legendary coach looks back at his career and shares his thoughts about the game.
Status: NHL coach won nine Stanley Cups with Montreal, Pittsburgh and Detroit. Currently the senior advisor of hockey operations for Chicago.


Pat Lafontaine

Pat Lafontaine

by Mark Malinowski - February 7, 2010 10:25 AM EST

The former Sabres, Rangers and Isles great talks about his career in hockey on and off the ice.
Status: Former NHL center for the New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers from 1983-98. Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003.


Steve Downie

Steve Downie

by Mark Malinowski - January 31, 2010 9:45 AM EST

We catch up with the Tampa agitator to ask him a variety of questions about hockey and beyond.
Status: Tampa Bay Lightning right winger   Ht: 5-foot-11 Wt: 200 pounds DOB: April 3, 1987 In: Newmarket, Ont. First Hockey Memory: "My first skating memory was getting pushed around in a chair on a pond back home.


Cory Stillman

Cory Stillman

by Mark Malinowski - January 24, 2010 11:10 AM EST

The current Panther and two-time Stanley Cup winner answers a variety of questions ranging from his first hockey memory to funniest player.
Status: Florida Panthers left winger. Has also played for Calgary, Carolina, Tampa Bay, St. Louis and Ottawa. Is one of six players to win consecutive Stanley Cups with different teams.


Stan Mikita

Stan Mikita

by Mark Malinowski - January 17, 2010 10:40 AM EST

The Blackhawk great recalls stories from his career and shares about his off-ice life as well.
Status: NHL Hall of Fame right winger played for the Chicago Blackhawks from 1958-80. Stanley Cup winner; Four Art Ross Trophies for most points; two Hart Trophies for MVP ('67, -68); 1,467 career total points; Lester Patrick Trophy in 1976; Two Lady Bing Trophies.


Don Koharski

Don Koharski

by Mark Malinowski - January 10, 2010 10:55 AM EST

The retired official dishes on his favorite players to watch, his favorite arenas to ref in and more.
Status: Former NHL and World Association referee/linesman for 32 years. Retired from active duty after 2008-2009 season to an NHL advisory/instructional position.


Zenon Konopka

Zenon Konopka

by Mark Malinowski - January 3, 2010 11:45 AM EST

The Tampa tough guy opens up about his life in hockey both on and off the ice.
Status: Tampa Bay Lightning right winger HT: 6-foot-1 WT: 213 pounds DOB: Jan. 2, 1981 In: Niagara Falls, Ont. First Hockey Memory: "I was four-years-old playing with eight-year-old kids.


Jed Ortmeyer

Jed Ortmeyer

by Mark Malinowski - December 27, 2009 8:35 AM EST

The San Jose Shark dishes about his life on the ice as well as behind the scenes interactions off it.
Status: San Jose Sharks right winger HT: 6-feet WT: 198 pounds DOB: Sept. 3, 1978 In: Omaha, Neb. Early Hockey Memory: "I remember skating with Gordie Howe in between periods at a junior game when I was a kid.


Jack McIlhargey

Jack McIlhargey

by Mark Malinowski - December 20, 2009 8:59 AM EST

The former NHL tough guy and current Flyers assistant coach talks about his life in hockey both on and off the ice.
Status: Former NHL defenseman from 1974-75 to 1981-82 for Philadelphia, Vancouver and Hartford. Played in 393 NHL games and 27 playoff matches.


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