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The Must List: Jake Evans

From music to cars to movies, the 23-year-old forward dishes on some of his favorite things

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Shortly after the 2018-19 campaign came to a close, we caught up with prospect Jake Evans to learn more about his likes in a variety of different categories.

ONE RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD PEOPLE MUST TRY

It has to be Kitchen 73 in Laval. They have a great, great crowd there. They're really good people. The breakfast potatoes there and the hash browns are very good. Plus, the service is unbelievable. They've always been very nice to us.

ONE ALBUM PEOPLE MUST ADD TO THEIR COLLECTION

I love the album Happy Endings by Old Dominon. I love their songs. There's a bunch of songs I've been listening to. They have some great summer songs. I'm really into a little bit of everything music-wise, but I'm really into Old Dominion right now.

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ONE CAR PEOPLE MUST DRIVE

I really want Karl Alzner's pickup truck. (Laughs) I'm actually more of a small car guy, though. I drive an Acura and I love that thing. I call it "The Dark Knight." My dad gave it to me a few years ago and I just love it. It's an Acura TL, like a 2009, and it rides like a Mercedes. It's a beautiful car, but I need to wash it more. My Acura just does the trick and she's "The Dark Knight."

ONE MOVIE PEOPLE MUST WATCH

I just love watching comedies. I really like The Is the End. It has a ton of stars and they all go by their real names. I think it's the funniest movie I've ever watched. I always watch that movie. It isn't the best movie, but I enjoy it. I guess it's just my humor.

ONE TV SHOW PEOPLE MUST WATCH

My favorite show is The Office, by far. It has great characters. I think all of the actors are funny and they blend together so well. Jim, Michael and Dwight are the main guys, and they all show different sides of themselves that make the show great.  

Tweet from @theofficenbc: How we felt when we watched #TheOffice for the first time. 😍 pic.twitter.com/iP218wwUtu

ONE BOOK PEOPLE MUST READ

I read a good book this season, Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike. It was great, really cool. You don't really know the story behind such a big company that basically everyone wears. Phil Knight went through a lot of troubles and was barely scraping by during most of his time with Nike. He was so inspired by what he was doing that he just kept grinding through it even though he wasn't making much money.

ONE ACTIVITY PEOPLE MUST TRY

I like surfing. I've tried it a couple of times. It's very hard. I could barely stand up on the board. I did it in California twice. I was a little younger and I tried it in Los Angeles. I thought it was the most fun ever, but I was so bad at it. If you get the chance, you have to try it. It takes a lot of skill and a lot of core to get on the board.

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