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Get to Know...Kevin ShattenkirkTweet
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
What is your favorite way to relax on a non-game day?: I like to play video games, maybe see a movie.
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
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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