Get to Know...Kevin Shattenkirk

In this edition of "Get to Know", we cover rookie defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk.  Last season, Shattenkirk completed his junior year at Boston University before suiting up for three games with the Monsters. This season, the former Avalanche first round pick looks to have a big rookie year, and hopes to help the Monsters reach their first playoff berth.

How does it feel to play in front of great fans, and what can that mean for a game?: Playing in front of a loud crowd gets you pumped up and even more excited to play a game.

Name a few songs you would recommend for warm-ups: One - Swedish House Mafia; Right Above It - Lil Wayne ft. Drake; Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys

Describe a pre-game ritual you like to go through to prepare for a game: I like to listen to rap or techno music, I'll stretch out, and sometimes play a little soccer.

Who was your favorite hockey team and player while growing up?: I was a fan of the New York Rangers, and Brian Leetch was my favorite player.

Could any of your Monster teammates be a celebrity look-a-like?: Kevin Montgomery looks like Big Ernie McCracken (played by Bill Murray) from the movie Kingpin.

Favorite sports movie:
Rudy and Caddyshack

Favorite "junk" food: Chocolate Chip Cookies

As a kid, for a while, I wanted to be: I wanted to be a hockey player

Female celebrity you'd most like to meet: Emma Watson

Favorite TV shows: Modern Family, Entourage, and True Blood

Scariest movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street

Favorite movie comedy: Wedding Crashers or Step Brothers

Nickname: Shatty

Have you ever met a "hollywood celebrity?": Yes, Martin Scorcese at the Boston premiere of "Shine A Light"

What was your favorite halloween costume?: When I was 20 I went as Luigi from Mario Bros.

Favorite toy as a kid?: Baseball glove

Age you started playing hockey?: 3

Other than hockey, the best part of winter season is: Hot chocolate and sledding

When you hear the word "Ohio", you think of: The Buckeyes

Favorite subject in high school?: Chemistry

Best sport you play, other than hockey: Golf

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