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Chillin' with ... Keith Ballard

Friday, 03.06.2009 / 10:00 PM / Chillin'

By Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer


What's on your iPod now?"I listen to a lot of country and classic stuff like Bruce Springsteen and The Eagles."


What are your favorite websites?"I'm on Facebook, TSN, NHL.com and most of the team NHL Web sites."


Who would play you in a movie about your life?"I think that tall, funny guy -- Kevin Nealon -- from the (Showtime) series, Weeds."


Do you cook, order in or go out?"When I'm home, my wife (Jamie) cooks and I'll help out. I enjoy eating at home because you get so sick of eating out on the road."


Favorite TV show?"Weeds."


Favorite movie?"Step Brothers."


What Hollywood starlette would you go out with?"If Jennifer Aniston counts as a Hollywood starlet, I'll go with her."


Favorite sports team of all time (excluding your team)?"My high school team, the Lake of the Woods Bears (Baudette, Minn.), in 1998."


Favorite sports figure of all time (excluding yourself)?"John Harrington (from the 1980 U.S. Olympic men's hockey team)."

Describe your hometown of Baudette?"It's a small, beautiful little place in northern Minnesota. I kind of grew up on a lake on the Ontario border. I could hit a driver from my lawn into Canada."

Contact Mike Morreale at mmorreale@nhl.com.
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I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season