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Get to Know...Greg MauldinTweet
In this edition of "Get to Know", we cover Monsters right wing Greg Mauldin. Mauldin, the captain of this year's team, is currently second on the team in points (8), goals (4), and plus/minus (+5), and is third on the team in assists (4) through the first 11 games of the season. This is Mauldin's first year skating for Lake Erie in his eight-year professional career.
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 fan base makes me forget about how tired I might be or how much pain I'm in. They make me want to dig a little deeper and play harder so that they have a reason to celebrate after the game. Nothing is better than making a big play to get the fans out of their seats.
Name a few songs you would recommend for warm-ups: All I Do is Win - DJ Khaled; We Taking Over - DJ Khaled
What is your favorite way to relax on a non-game day?: I enjoy reading or going to Barnes & Noble. I also like watching movies.
Describe a pre-game ritual you like to go through to prepare for a game: I like to put my headphones on and juggle a soccer ball.
Who was your favorite hockey team and player while growing up?: My favorite team was the Boston Bruins, and Mike Grier was my favorite player.
Could any of your Monsters teammates be a celebrity look-a-like?: People say I look like Mos Def
Favorite sports movie: Either "Invincible" or "The Rookie"
Favorite "junk" food: Sour Patch Kids
As a kid, for a while, I wanted to be: a hockey player or BMX rider
Female celebrity you'd most like to meet: Jordana Brewster
Favorite TV shows: Survivor Man
Funniest TV character: Peter Griffin
Scariest movie: the "Saw" series
Favorite movie comedy: Zoolander
"Toughest guy" in movies: Jet Li or Bruce Lee
Favorite winter holiday movie: A Christmas Story
Best animated movie: Incredibles
Nickname: GMaul...not Jamal
Ever met a "Hollywood celebrity?": I went to high school and played hockey with Mike Mantenuto (played Jack O'Callahan in the movie "Miracle")
Favorite Halloween costume?: Mr. T at age 23, also CoCo Beware (wrestler) when I was 10.
Favorite toy as a kid: My bike and soccer ball.
Age you started playing hockey: 6
Favorite "80's" band: Run DMC
Best subject in high school: Astronomy
Best sport you play, other than hockey: Soccer
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