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Published: Wednesday, 11/28/2012

On the Hook with Toledo Walleye defenseman Phil Oreskovic


Position: Defenseman

Jersey Number: 4

Ht./Wt.: 6-3, 245

Birthplace: North York, Ontario

Age: 25

Favorite way to spend time away from the rink: Hang out with my wife [Melissa] or play golf, if I'm allowed.

Hockey player you admired growing up: My favorite player was Eric Lindros. I also really liked Derian Hatcher. If there is a player I want to play like, it was him. He was feisty and a good leader.

Favorite sport other than hockey: Golf. But I watch everything. I like tennis, baseball, and football.

Favorite type of music: Everything. It's Christmas season, so right now I'm listening to 98.3. It's all Christmas music.

Favorite meal? Chicken and pasta.

Have you ever eaten walleye? I never have.

Favorite beverage: Water. I drink 12 bottles a day.

Best fast food: Subway

Favorite Movie: Along Came Polly

Favorite TV Show: The X Factor

Favorite video game: NHL series

Favorite Web site: Yahoo fantasy sports football

Do you have a twitter account? No

Person you most admire: My parents, Joe and Colleen. They worked so hard to take care of us.

If you could meet an person, dead or alive, who would it be? Donald Trump. It's the only person I have better hair than.

Favorite place you've been to? Back to Vegas with my wife. We've been there twice and it's outstanding.

Top sports moment: Scoring a goal for the Toronto Maple Leafs

What's your hockey superstition? None. I do like to get in a pre-game nap.

Nickname: Philly O.

Something nobody knows about you: I'm a really good cook. I aspire to do a cooking show and I'll call it On the Grill with Phil.

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