Getting To Know...Matthew Ford

Name four songs you can recommend for warm-ups: In The Air Tonight by Miami Vice, Right Now by Van Halen, What I've Done by Linkin Park, and Headstrong by Trapt

Describe how it feels to play in front of great fans or what loud fans can mean to a game: Great, loud fans control the energy for the home team. The boys feed off that energy.

Favorite way to relax on a non-game day: Watching movies and cooking

Describe a pre-game ritual you like to go through to prepare for a game: I love to loosen up by playing soccer with the boys.

Favorite hockey player while growing up: Adam Oates

Age you started playing hockey: 4

Best sport you play other than hockey: Lacrosse

Other than a hockey player, what job would you be most interested in having: Real estate investments, but I'm going to keep playing hockey for now.

If you could instantly be an expert in a Winter Olympic sport (other than hockey) which would you choose and why? I would pick snowboarding because I've always been amazed by snowboarders.

Personal hockey highlight on or off the ice: I won the ECHL Allstar MVP award in 2009 and winning a National Championship at the University of Wisconsin.

Favorite sports movie or scene: Remember the Titans

Nickname as a child or currently: Fordo or Fordy

Favorite junk food: Cookies and milk

If you only had $10 to spend at a grocery store, what are you getting? Some kind of mexican food like tortillas, cheese, and salsa.

Do you have a tattoo? How many and what are they? I have one tattoo. When I went to a prep school we won the championship and we all got the same tattoo reminding us of our brotherhood. Don't tell my grandma.

Best TV show: Lost

Movie you've seen over 100 times: Dumb and Dumber

Something women are better at then men: I feel like I'm going to get in trouble no matter what I say.


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