On The Hook: with Joe Gleason


Position: Defenseman

Jersey No.: 14

Ht./​Wt.: 5-9, 180

Hometown: Edina, Minn.

Age: 23

Favorite way to spend time away from the rink: Watching NHL games. I love to watch guys at that level.

Hockey players you admire: Pavel Datsyuk. Duncan Keith. Torey Krug.

Favorite sport other than hockey: Golf.

Favorite type of music: I like Mumford & Sons.

Have you ever eaten walleye? Yes I have, growing up in Minnesota. I love it.

Favorite beverage: Coffee

Best fast food: Chipotle

Favorite movie: Dumb and Dumber or Shawshank Redemption

Favorite TV show: Entourage

Favorite video game: FIFA

Favorite Web site: ESPN.com

Do you have a twitter account? @GleasonJ020

If you could meet any person, dead or alive, who would it be? Tiger Woods

Favorite place you've been to? Switzerland

Top sports moment: Getting drafted. I also had a hole-in-one.

What's your hockey superstition? I usually do the same things, but I'm not superstitious.

Have you lost any teeth while playing? I lost one of my front teeth playing pond hockey in high school. We were messing around and I got a high stick.

Nickname: Gleasy

Dream golf foursome? Tiger Woods, my dad (Bob), and Bobby Orr.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I sure would like to give golf a run for its money.

What profession would you not like to do? I'm not big on heights. So I wouldn't want to be a pilot.

Something nobody knows about you: I have an obsession with Tiger Woods.