On The Hook with David Gilbert


Position: Center/​Forward

Jersey Number: 10

Ht./​Wt.: 6-2, 200

Birthplace: Chateauguay, Quebec

Age: 22

Favorite way to spend time away from the rink: When I leave the rink I don't want to think about hockey. I want to do something different. Even if a hockey game is on, I won't watch. I like to watch different TV shows.

Hockey player you admired growing up: Mario Lemieux

Favorite sport other than hockey: Football. I like to make some bets with the guys.

Favorite type of music: Everything. Alternative and electronic dance music.

Favorite meal? Lobster

Have you ever eaten walleye? Yes, two summers ago we went fishing and I caught a walleye. It was really good. I thought it was funny to be eating a walleye.

Favorite beverage: Ginger Ale

Best fast food: Chipotle

Favorite movie: Batman Trilogy, especially the second with Heath Ledger as The Joker

Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad

Favorite video game: Call of Duty or Formula One

Favorite Web site: Twitter

Do you have a twitter account? @67Gil

Person you most admire: My dad Pierre. I look back at when I was kid and all he did for me. He put everything aside so that I could play hockey.

If you could meet any person who would it be? Mario Lemieux

Favorite place you've been to? Any spot in nature near a pond or lake with a fishing rod.

Top sports moment: When I was 14 my team won a national championship. Also getting drafted by Chicago and playing in a preseason game in 2010 against Tampa Bay.

What's your hockey superstition? None at all.

Have you lost any teeth while playing? Nope. I'm good.

Nickname: Gilly

What would you be doing if you weren't playing hockey? I can't answer it right now. Maybe a firefighter.

Something nobody knows about you: I'm a good dancer.

— Mark Monroe