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Published: Wednesday, 12/12/2012 - Updated: 1 year ago

On the Hook with Ben Youds

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Toledo Walleye player Ben Youds, 25, against the Fort Wayne Komets at Huntington Center, Wednesday, November 7, 2012. Toledo Walleye player Ben Youds, 25, against the Fort Wayne Komets at Huntington Center, Wednesday, November 7, 2012.
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Position: Defenseman

Jersey number: 25

Ht./Wt: 5-11, 180

Birthplace: Maple Grove, Minn.

Age: 24

Favorite way to spend time away from the rink: Anything outdoors. I love boating, water sports, hunting, and fishing. You're cooped up in a rink awhile during the season, so it's good to get outside.

Hockey player you admired growing up: Joe Sakic. I was a big Avalanche fan growing up because we didn't have a team in Minnesota at the time.

Favorite sport other than hockey: Golf on TV if it is in HD and with the shot tracker.

Favorite type of music: Anything with a good beat.

Favorite meal? A good filet mignon.

Have you ever eaten walleye? Oh yeah. I've had plenty of walleye, salmon, and halibut. Once a year we take a trip to Alaska and I live on a lake in the summer, so we eat plenty of fish.

Favorite beverage: Coca-Cola.

Best fast food: Timmy Horton's breakfast. They have phenomenal cinnamon rolls.

Favorite movie: Dumb & Dumber.

Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad.

Favorite video game: The new Call of Duty. We have a bunch of guys around the apartment that love playing.

Favorite Web site: barstoolsports.com

Do you have a twitter account? @benny_youds

Person you most admire: Dad, Bob.

If you could meet an person who would it be? Any of the presidents.

Favorite place you've been to? Anywhere with a beach.

Top sports moment: Representing the USA (2006 national U-18 team). To be able to throw on that jersey is something I’ll never forget.

What's your hockey superstition? Everyone has some type of routine. I put on my stuff left to right.

Nickname: Youdsy or Benny.

What would you be doing if you weren't playing hockey? I have a degree in finance, so probably something with sales.

Something nobody knows about you: I love to cook. I've been doing a lot of stuff in the oven late. I'm honing my baking skills.

— Mark Monroe



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