Mike Cammalleri has 44 points in 58 games this season for the Kings. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
BY MARK MALINOWSKI
Los Angeles Kings center
Height: 5-9 Weight: 185
DOB: June 8, 1982 In: Richmond Hill, Ont.
Hockey Inspirations: "I would say Wayne Gretzky, the obvious one. Maybe Joe Sakic, Pavel Bure."
Nicknames: "Cammy. It's been Cammy pretty much all along."
Hobbies/Interests: "Golf and real estate."
Favorite Movies: "Raging Bull, A Bronx Tale."
Favorite TV Show: "Right now it's The Office."
Musical Tastes: "Van Morrison. Other than that, pretty much the Top 40."
First Hockey Memory: "Ponds. Having my dad drop me off and skate with me on the pond (age 3)."
Pre-Game Feeling: "I do like a big stretching and workout kind of routine - before warmups. Then I try and get focused, just try and kinda relax and focus my mind. And just think about what things are going to make the team successful that night."
First Job: "Hockey player."
First Car: "Honda Accord (silver)."
Favorite Meal: "Veal parm."
Favorite Breakfast Cereal: "Honey Nut Crunch-something like that. Whatever it's called, Bunch of Honey Nut Crunches, something along those lines [smiles]."
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Chocolate."
Greatest Sports Moment: "It's tough to pick one right now. Hasn't happened yet."
Most Painful Moment: "Ooooh, probably breaking my leg. Or actually probably losing in the World Junior Championships to Russia in the final, when I was 19."
Worst Injury: "Concussion."
Favorite Uniforms: "I like the old original uniforms. I like the Red Wings, the Leafs, Blackhawks, Canadiens. The Original Six.”
Favorite Arena: "I'd say Toronto, for me. Because it's home, where everybody is."
Funniest Players Encountered: "Army's pretty funny. Who else...Kutsy. Tom Kostopoulos. Practical joker."
Toughest Competitors: "Oooh, toughest competitors...Pronger's pretty hard to play against. He's a good, hard competitor. Good player, real good player. Great player."
Funny Hockey Memory: "Playing in college, I was at Michigan. We were playing against Michigan State in Michigan State. And I got announced for the starting lineup. And I took two strides and I fell face-first. I got a standing ovation from the opposing fans and they wouldn't stop clapping until I acknowledged them. So I had to give them a wave [smiles]."
Last Halloween Costume: "I think I was a basketball player. A Laker."
Favorite Hockey Players To Watch: "I'd say Sakic is my favorite player in the league right now."
Favorite Athletes To Watch: "LeBron. I love LeBron's game. (What about NFL?) Peyton and Eli Manning. (Tennis?) Roger Federer. Amazing. Unbelievable. (Boxing?) Muhammad Ali. Watching the old clips is great. I read his book. Pretty exciting. (Golf?) Freddie Couples. (Why him?) Just [has been a] childhood idol of mine. I've been a big golfer since I was a kid. He's my favorite and I actually got the pleasure of meeting him a few times. Jeremy Roenick knows him. He actually goes to a lot of their games in Phoenix, so he introduced me to him a couple of times and I've gotten to know him now. So it's pretty exciting for me."
People Qualities Most Admired: "Honesty and character I'd say."