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Mikkel Boedker

North American Skater - Kitchener, OHL
Final Rank:11Midterm Rank:13
Position:Right WingShoots:Left
Height:5' 11"Weight:195
Born:December 16, 1989
Born in:Copenhagen, DNK
Drafted: 2008: PHX (1st Round / 8th Overall) 


On his favorite NHL player:  My favorite NHL player is Marian Gaborik of the Minnesota Wild.  I don't really know the reason why (he’s my favorite), but I always liked his style.  And I always find some inspiration in watching him play and in watching what he does when he's on the ice.

 

On his style of play:  My style is I try to do my best every time I'm on the ice.  I try to work as hard as I can.  I just love the game.  I love to go to the net and see if I can bang one in.  I don't think about who I'm playing against.  I only think about my own team and I think about getting the win.  So that's what's important to me.

 

On patterning his game after Marion Gaborik: I wouldn't say I have the same style as him, but Gaborik is the guy I look at with the speed and his skating abilities and all that stuff.  So that's the reason he's my favorite player. 

 

On getting his start in hockey:  My dad and my brother and me went to a hockey game when I was about three -- after that me and my brother started skating.  We started playing and started loving the game. Since I can remember, it's always been this is what I wanted to play.  I played soccer and I played tennis, but for some reason I always came back to hockey.  It felt right every time I was on the ice.  It feels right when I put the skates on and get the gloves and helmet on and go out on the ice.

 

On looking up to his brother:  I always kind of looked up to my brother.  He's two years older than me.  So I always looked up to him and tried to be like him.  He's a great inspiration for me.  He taught me a lot of stuff, and I try to do my best.  But sometimes I wouldn't listen, you know, when your brother tells you to do stuff.  You just say, ‘oh, whatever’.  But at the end of the day, I always listened to him.  I follow his lead.  Some of his advice is making me the player I am right now.  So, hopefully, I can make my family proud and show them that I really can play. 

 

On receiving new hockey gear for Christmas: I always think back on Christmas Eve when you get the hockey stick and maybe a new pair of skates and you're all excited to get the new skates on.  And they hurt so much the first time you go on the ice.  But you wouldn't care about that, you just kept skating.  That's the biggest memory I can think of.  My dad and my mom always supported me with equipment, and I never missed any games or any practice.  So they stood up for me and drove me as far as I wanted to go.  So they have been the best for me and my hockey career. 

 

On his most memorable hockey moment: It was winning the Under 20 D-pool last year.  My brother was on the team, so it was a big support that he was on the team.  He helped me in the tough situations against the bigger guys.  But it felt like a family moment when we put on the gold medals.  When I think back on it, it's the biggest moment in my hockey career so far that I got the chance to play on the same team as my brother, and I just enjoyed it. 

 

On the one movie he would want to be in: If I could be in one movie, I would be in "Remember the Titans" with Denzel Washington. I don't really know why, but I since I watched it the first time I loved the movie.  It's a good inspiration for me to watch how white and black people fought when the day was young.  But at the end of the day, we're all people and they showed that they can live together and they can win championships. 

 

On the most embarrassing song on his ipod: The most embarrassing song on my iPod is Aqua’s Candyman.

 

On his favorite drill in practice: My favorite drill in practice is two-puck.

 

On his favorite activity away from the rink: My favorite activity away from the rink is playing XBox 360.