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Singer star Bublé's first love was hockey

Thursday, 07.22.2010 / 1:27 PM / NHL Insider

By NHL.com Staff

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Singer star Bublé's first love was hockey
Singer star Michael  Bublé's first love was hockey.
The international singing phenomenon, who has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and won Grammys, Junos, and World Music Awards, is famous beyond his wildest dreams. His latest album Crazy Love released in 2009 debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and features the hit "Haven't Met You Yet."

Despite all of that success, Bublé still is left wanting.

What, you ask, could a world-famous singer possibly want from a life already so rich in rewards and memories.

To be a hockey player -- of course.

"I wanted so bad to be a hockey player. … If I was any good at hockey, I probably wouldn't be singing right now." Bublé told the Dallas Stars website this week when his latest tour stopped at American Airlines Center.

Bublé, who grew up in Burnaby, British Columbia, said he "went to every single Canucks home game as a kid. … I wanted to be Gary Lupul, I wanted to be Patrik Sundstrom and Ivan Hlinka. I used to think that being named Michael Bublé was pretty cool because I was close to being called Jiri Bubla."

Clearly, Bublé, who is a part owner of the Vancouver Giants in the Western Hockey League, knows his hockey history and has come by his hockey fandom honestly.

To find out more, read the stars.com article.
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