by The Hockey News - April 20, 2013 1:35 PM EDT
The Canadiens veteran talks about growing up in Saskatchewan, his choice of number and more.
With Kevin Kennedy I was born in Swift Current, but grew up and played my first hockey game on an outdoor pond in Stewart Valley, Saskatchewan.
by The Hockey News - April 6, 2013 9:55 AM EDT
The Ducks checker talks about playing hockey outdoors as a kid, joining the U.S. NTDP, and more.
With Kevin Kennedy My earliest hockey memories are very unique. I played my first two years of hockey on an outdoor rink because we didn’t have an indoor arena in my hometown of Westbend, Wisconsin.
by The Hockey News - March 31, 2013 9:28 AM EDT
The 20-year-old Flyers forward talks about playing for many different teams in his childhood, settling down in junior, and more.
With Kevin Kennedy I started skating in Milwaukee, Wisconsin when I was very young while my dad was playing there for the Admirals, but I played my first game in Germany when he was with the Berlin Capitals.
by The Hockey News - March 17, 2013 1:02 PM EDT
The Capitals defenseman talks about how he got into hockey and how being traded to Washington changed his career.
With Kevin Kennedy My first hockey memory was when I was three years old back in the Czech Republic and I remember that it was my uncle that got me into the game instead of my father, because my dad didn’t play hockey - he played soccer.
by The Hockey News - March 9, 2013 10:05 AM EST
The Bruins defenseman talks about winning the city championship in Edmonton, playing against a minor hockey teammate in Europe and more.
With Kevin Kennedy My first hockey memory was playing at the community rink in Edmonton where I played almost all my hockey as a kid.
by The Hockey News - February 23, 2013 10:15 AM EST
The Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman talks about growing up in Blackburn Hamlet, making it to the OHL and more.
With Kevin Kennedy I grew up in a place called Blackburn Hamlet in the east end of Ottawa. Like a lot of other Canadian kids, hockey was a sport I've always played and loved.
by The Hockey News - February 16, 2013 11:10 AM EST
The Flyers defenseman talks about growing up as a hockey player in Saskatchewan and joining a stacked WHL team.
With Kevin Kennedy When I was a kid, I used to walk around my house with my skates on all the time. We had a rink in our yard and by the time I was three years old I was out there with my dad.
by The Hockey News - February 9, 2013 2:45 PM EST
The Panthers center talks about growing up in Vernon, B.C., never being drafted and his first NHL game.
With Kevin Kennedy I played my first game in my hometown of Vernon, B.C., which is where it all started for me. I think I had those skates with two blades and I just pushed a chair around the rink.
by The Hockey News - April 7, 2012 3:21 PM EDT
The versatile Dallas Stars forward writes about the impact of his while family growing up in Minnesota.
With Kevin Kennedy I grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota, the former home of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. I’m a big Twins fan and I blame my brother for getting me into hockey instead of football or baseball.
by The Hockey News - March 31, 2012 11:21 AM EDT
The Florida Panthers forward talks about playing in the GTA as a kid, his relationship with his father and more.
With Kevin Kennedy I grew up in Mississauga, Ontario and I played for the Clarkson Canadiens. I think I was five years old and my dad was going to put me into hockey, but he didn’t really know much about where or when to sign up and stuff.
by The Hockey News - March 24, 2012 9:55 AM EDT
The 35-year-old Islanders center talks about going the college route and getting drafted in St. Louis by the Blues.
With Kevin Kennedy I played hockey in Rochester, New York where I was born. My dad was a hockey coach so I was always around the rink growing up.
by The Hockey News - March 17, 2012 11:35 AM EDT
The Winnipeg defenseman talks about playing in Minnesota and driving to the games with his mom.
With Kevin Kennedy I grew up in Rochester, Minnesota and I am the youngest of three boys in my family. We all played professional hockey and we owe a lot to a couple local coaches, Kirk Gill and Todd Lampman.
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