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Published: Wednesday, 11/21/2012

On the Hook with Kent Simp­son


Po­si­tion: Goal­ten­der

Jer­sey Num­ber: 35

Ht./Wt.: 6-3, 200

Home­town: Ed­mon­ton

Age: 20

Favor­ite way to spend time away from the rink: In the off­sea­son, I golf and fish.

Hockey play­ers you ad­mired grow­ing up: I liked Patrick Roy when I was young. I al­ways liked dif­fer­ent goal­ies and learned a lot. I like Marc-An­dre Fl­eury and Pekka Rinne.

Favor­ite sport other than hockey: Golf. I like to watch the NFL.

Favor­ite type of mu­sic: Ev­ery­thing, from rap to coun­try to punk.

Favor­ite meal? Steak and po­ta­toes.

Have you ever eaten wall­eye? No.

Favor­ite bev­er­age: Choc­o­late milk.

Best fast food: Chipo­tle.

Favor­ite Movie: Wed­ding Crash­ers.

Favor­ite TV Show: Suits or Break­ing Bad.

Favor­ite video game: Call of Duty.

Do you have a twit­ter ac­count? I do but I don't use it much. @simps32

People you most ad­mire: Par­ents, Michelle and Kelly.

If you could meet any per­son who would it be? John Mayer or Roger Fe­derer.

Favor­ite place you've been to? South Africa.

Top sports mo­ment: Get­ting drafted.

How do you use your size ad­van­tage? It helps me more through screens. My shoul­ders take up high space. But I'm a tech­ni­cal goalie. I try to stay on my feet as long as pos­si­ble.

Nick­name: Sim­mer.

What would you be do­ing if you weren't play­ing hockey? Go­ing to school to be­ car­di­ol­o­gist or law­yer.

Some­thing no­body knows about you: I play the gui­tar. I'm all ­right. I make my way around.

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