MONTREAL - While the Habs may call Montreal home during the season, they'll never forget where they came from. Long before Charlie Lindgren first hit the ice in the NHL, he was taking his first strides toward stardom back home in Lakeville, MN. Check out Charlie's insider guide to the must-sees back in his hometown.
Culver's. It's a burger spot. We would pick the back booth, and me and my buddies would hang out there for hours.
It's a place called Tak Shing. It's a Chinese restaurant. I'd go with there with my family a good amount. They have the best Chinese food I've ever had.
BEST PLACE TO GO SHOPPING:
I didn't do a whole lot of shopping in Lakeville. There's a mall in the town next to Lakeville that we'd go to all the time. It's in Burnsville. It's called Burnsville Center and it's 10 minutes from my house. I can't really think of any stores I'd shop at in Lakeville.
HOME ARENA AS A KID:
Ames Ice Arena. For the first 15 years of hockey, that's where I spent the majority of my time. I have a lot of good memories there and I try to go back there once a summer to check it out. They've got a lot of pictures on the wall, so that's the spot.
I went to Lake Marion Elementary School. That was actually right next door to Ames Ice Arena. I didn't really go to high school with any of those kids because that was kind of on the southside. I was one of the few kids who went to Marion that went to Lakeville North High School.