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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 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
3 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
4 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
5 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
6 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
7 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
8 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 76 20 42 7 62
K. Turris 76 22 33 -2 55
M. Stone 74 19 35 13 54
B. Ryan 72 18 35 8 53
M. Hoffman 73 26 21 18 47
M. Zibanejad 74 19 24 0 43
M. Michalek 66 13 21 3 34
C. MacArthur 56 14 14 -11 28
D. Legwand 74 9 18 2 27
A. Chiasson 70 11 15 -4 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Hammond 15 1 1 .938 1.85
C. Anderson 14 13 8 .923 2.49