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#RELENTLESS Fan of the Game: Ryan Kozar

by Gordy Stillman / New Jersey Devils
Ryan Kozar is the New Jersey Devils' first #RELENTLESS Fan of the Game. At every home game of the 2015-16 season, the team will feature a #RELENTLESS Fan. Photo by Courtney Gfroerer

NAME: Ryan Kozar

AGE: 23

SECTION: 12

HOMETOWN: Rockland County, NY

CAREER: Pharmaceutical Rep

TWITTER HANDLE: @RyanKozar0131

I HAVE BEEN A SEASON TICKET MEMBER FOR: 1 year

I HAVE BEEN A DEVILS FAN SINCE: Since my first Devils game. I went to my first Devils game with my best friend and his father when I was a little kid. The Devils hosted the Predators and it was an awesome game.

BEFORE EVERY DEVILS GAME, I MAKE SURE: I wear a black and red tie on every game day. I park in the same lot, across the street from the arena, take my suit off and don a red Patrik Elias jersey. I bought the jersey for my father, who’s middle name is Elias, but he was recently diagnosed with cancer and can’t wear it, so I’ll wear it until he gets better. He’s doing great and I can’t wait to take him to his first game.

YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW THAT: I wanted to be a chef, and went to culinary school until I realized the hours of a chef.

MY FAVORITE CURRENT PLAYER IS: Patrik Elias

IF I COULD ASK HIM ONE THING: He took a photo with me at the first preseason game. I’d ask him if, when my dad gets better, he’d meet and take a picture with my dad.

MY FAVORITE MARTY MOMENT IS: The final game of the 2000 Stanley Cup finals, his final save right before the buzzer to take the game to overtime.

MY FAVORITE PIECE OF DEVILS MEMORABILIA IS: Aside from the jersey, I got a Devils watch the day I became a season ticketholder on January 30th, 2015.

I AM #RELENTLESS BECAUSE: No matter how hard things get, I’m still here.

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