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Round 2
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Stanley Cup Final

Kelsey Tessier

North American Skater - Quebec, QMJHL
Final Rank:46Midterm Rank:33
Position:CenterShoots:Right
Height:5' 9"Weight:168
Born:January 16, 1990
Born in:Fredericton, NB, CAN
Drafted: 2008: COL (4th Round / 110th Overall)  Colorado Avalanche


On his style of play:   I think I'm an all-around player.  I play offense and defense -- some days I'm a passer and some days I'm a scorer.  I think I just come every day prepared to be Kelsey Tessier, just working hard.

 

On patterning his game after Daniel Briere and Mike Camalleri:   Daniel Briere and Mike Camalleri are both hard-working players with skill.  Briere can finish, has a little more skill but Camalleri is an all‑around player, and I think I can relate myself to them.

 

On his size:   I don't think size is a big factor.  If you work on the right aspects of your skills, your speed and all that.  If a 5'9 player like me can outskate a 6'1 player, why not take the 5'9 guy.

 

On proving people wrong:   It makes me smile every time -- just to prove everyone wrong --  I'm 5'9, I can still play with all these players.

 

On getting his start in hockey:   I was five years old and my parents were like, "before you start hockey and playing with a puck, we want you to start taking skating lessons".  I cried all the time saying, "I don't want to have skating lessons, I just want to go play hockey."  I kind of sat out one year and then I saw my brother and my dad always playing.  So I did my year of skating and I started playing hockey around six years-old. I always wanted to play hockey and all that so it was real fun.

 

On playing outdoors: My dad would flood the ice every morning and night behind our house and it was really fun.  Me and my brother would just go out there with fresh air, and it's more relaxing.  There's no pressure.  You just relax and have fun with everyone.

 

On keeping up to his older brother: I was always a competitor. My brother was older so I wanted to try to be better or as good as my brother when I was young, and that was my challenge all the time.

 

On playing at Shattuck St-Mary's: Shattuck was a great experience. It's a great organization, the coaches, the players that go there,  it's just a good bunch of guys, a bunch of guys working hard together.  We live there, we eat there, we sleep there, we're there with each other 24/7, so just a good experience overall just being with them.

 

On not being overly superstitions:  I actually am not.  Maybe just always dress up my left side -- I'll put my left skate before my right or my left elbow pad before my right elbow pad.  I guess I start from the left side and move on to the right but nothing else.

 

On his favorite shootout move:   Definitely the move that everyone calls "the Sam Gagner", a couple fakes, fake blocker and go glove side and you should beat the goalie already from there --  that's always a fun move.

 

On the one movie he would want to be in:  If I could be in one movie it would be in Talladega Nights because Will Farrell is one of my favorite actors and I think he did an excellent job in that movie.

 

On his most embarrassing song on his iPod: My most embarrassing song on my iPod is Britney Spears, "Hit Me Baby One More Time."

 

On his favorite TV show:   My favorite sitcom TV show is Prison Break.

 

On his favorite hockey player: My favorite hockey player is Joe Sakic because he works hard and he plays with heart.





For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory