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Mark Malinowski
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Alex Killorn had 46 points in 34 games with Harvard last season and has scored 12 points in his first 20 NHL games. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images) Author: The Hockey News

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Alex Killorn

Mark Malinowski
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Status: Tampa Bay Lightning center.
 
DOB: Sept. 14, 1989 In: Halifax, Nova Scotia
 
Ht: 6-foot-2 Wt: 205 pounds
 
First Hockey Memory: "Is playing hockey at a park down the street - Windemere Park. I played there, I walked there. That's my first memory. That's where my parents brought me."

Hockey Inspirations: "Just to always be a better player. I always strive to be better, especially when you get to this level. First you want to adapt, but you always want to get better. That's an inspiration."
 
Last Book Read: "I just read it - Lone Soldier."
 
Current Car: "BMW."

Greatest Sports Moment: "Actually winning the Calder Cup and my first NHL game at Madison Square Garden."

Most Painful Moment: "Breaking my collarbone. I got hit into the boards when I was pretty young."

Most Memorable Goal(s): "First NHL goal against Florida. And at Harvard, when we beat Yale, I scored a goal with a few seconds left."

First Famous Player You Met Or Encountered: "Vincent Damphousse - at an autograph signing. I got to play golf with him last summer. That was cool."

Favorite Uniforms: "Tampa Bay Lightning."

Strangest Game: "We played Dartmouth one game in the playoffs, two years ago. There was a leak in the ice and we had to wait in the locker room with our gear on for like an hour and a half before the game. People were ordering pizza because they were hungry. We ended up losing."

Funniest Players Encountered: "P-C Labrie is pretty funny. Richard Panik is funny too. Mark Barberio is pretty funny."

Closest Hockey Friend(s): "Louis Leblanc, he's one of my best buddies. Richard Panik. Cory Conacher. Those are my best friends in hockey."

Fiercest Competitors Encountered: "I think Todd Johnston. Brett Connolly - real competitive guy."

Embarrassing Hockey Memory: "When I was younger I went out with my skate guards - I fell all over the ice."

Favorite Sport Outside Hockey: "Golf."

Three Athletes You Like To Watch And Follow: "Tom Brady. Sidney Crosby. Derrick Rose."
 
Personality Qualities Most Admired:
"Sense of humor. Perseverance. Funny."

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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