This week's Q&A session is with former NHLer and current hockey coach Mike Hartman.
Status: Former NHL left wing from 1986-1995 for Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning. Recently launched the new web site www.Hockeycoach.com
DOB: February 7, 1967 In: Detroit, Michigan
First Hockey Memory: "First NHL game in Montreal in 1986."
Hockey Inspiration(s): "Clark Gillies."
Last Book Read: "Power of Full Engagement."
First Famous Hockey Player You Met Or Encountered: "I met Bobby Orr at a fundraiser in Michigan when I was thirteen."
Greatest Sports Moment: "Playing in my first NHL game."
Most Painful Moment: "Last NHL game in Pittsburgh."
Most Memorable Goal: "Playing against Los Angeles. I played against Wayne Gretzky all night"
Fiercest Competitors Players Encountered: "Cam Neely."
Closest Hockey Friend(s): "I made many great relationships from hockey."
Funniest Hockey People Encountered: "Marc Bergevin."
Embarrassing Hockey Memory: "Skating out on the ice in Calgary for warmups - myself. I was a rookie with Buffalo and the guys played a joke on me."
Current Car: "BMW 3 Series."
Favorite Uniforms: "New York Rangers."
Strangest Game: "Scored a goal on a dump-in and it took a funny bounce."
Favorite Sport Outside Hockey: "I love baseball, to watch, and when I was a kid I loved to play."
Funny Hockey Memory: "I got benched in New York because of a player making me laugh. It wasn't funny at the time but looking back it was hilarious. (What happened?) The organ was playing and a banjo song was on and Nick Kypreos asked me if that noise is my hamstrings."
Favorite Arenas: "Old Chicago Stadium."
Worst Injury: "Taking a snapshot in my eye. (Who shot it?) James Patrick hit me in practice by accident."
People/Personality Qualities Most Admired: "Scott Bowman. Clark Gillies. Lindy Ruff. Mark Messier. Mark Napier. Mike Foligno. Wayne Gretzky. Kevin Lowe. Steve Larmer."