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Finish the sentence... with Denis Hamel

Wednesday, 11.8.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Finish the sentence... with Denis Hamel
Senators forward Denis Hamel's favourite hockey memory is scoring his first NHL goal against New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur.

From time to time throughout the 2006-07 season, OttawaSenators.com asks a player to finish a series of sentences to learn more about his life in and away from the hockey rink. Forward Denis Hamel is featured this week.
 
 
1. My favourite season of the year is... winter because I can go snowmobiling.
2. My favourite holiday is... Christmas when the family is all together.
3. The last CD I bought was... Hinder.
4. If I wasn't a professional hockey player, I'd be... working with my dad on the farm (in Lachute, Que.).
5. The most influential person in my career is... my father (Gilbert).
6. You'd be surprised to know that I... am really shy.
7. The funniest teammate I ever played with is... Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre with the AHL's Rochester Americans and NHL's Buffalo Sabres. He was always joking around.
8. The most stylish Senators player is... Razor (Ray Emery).
9. My favourite NHL rink is... in Ottawa.
10. My favourite movie is... Slapshot.
11. I took my last vacation... three years ago in Las Vegas with a few friends.
12. The first job I ever had was... working at a golf course.
13. My first hockey memory is... playing with friends.
14. The player I idolized most growing up was... Guy Lafleur.
15. The NHL's toughest player is... George Laraque.
16. The NHL's toughest goalie to score on today is... all of them.
17. Away from the rink my favourite thing to do is... watch movies.
18. My closest friend in the NHL is... my teammate Chris Neil.
19. My favourite hockey memory is... scoring my first NHL goal against Martin Brodeur on my first shift and my first shot. I had to ask if I scored. I couldn't believe it.
20. When dressing for a game... I always start 31 minutes before the warm-up.
21. I wear No. 17 because... in my first year in Binghamton (Senators American Hockey League affiliate), Chris Kelly had (Hamel's preferred) No. 11, so I took his old number. I've had great success with it, so I decided to keep it.
22. I first knew I had a shot at the NHL when... I played my first year in Rochester.
23. As a reward for following a healthy diet, the favourite treat I allow myself to have occasionally is ... Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
24. The thing that motivates me everyday is... I have the chance to do what I love.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
2 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
3 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
4 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
5 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
6 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
7 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
8 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 21 45 7 66
M. Stone 80 26 38 21 64
K. Turris 82 24 40 5 64
B. Ryan 78 18 36 5 54
M. Hoffman 79 27 21 16 48
M. Zibanejad 80 20 26 0 46
C. MacArthur 62 16 20 -6 36
M. Michalek 66 13 21 3 34
D. Legwand 80 9 18 1 27
A. Chiasson 76 11 15 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 14 13 8 .923 2.49
R. Lehner 9 12 3 .905 3.02