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Player Spotlight: Five minutes with Jamie McLennan

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

Throughout the 2006-07 regular season will sit down one-on-one with players and have a little fun while finding out a little more about the player on a personal side.

Calgary saw the return of 'Noodles' recently during Flames pre-season action at the Pengrowth Saddledome. After playing the 2005-06 season with the Florida Panthers and finishing off the 2003-04 season with the New York Rangers, McLennan is back in Calgary backing up netminder Miikka Kiprusoff.

McLennan played in 17 games for the Panthers last season posting a record of 2-4-0 with a 3.01 GAA and a 90.6 save percentage.

In 245 NHL games, McLennan, a Alberta native, has posted a 77-104-33 record with 13 shut-outs and a 2.64 GAA. He has played for the likes of the New York Islanders, St. Louis Blues, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers and the Florida Panthers as well as the Calgary Flames.

Here's our question and answer with McLennan.

Pick one word to describe yourself?

McLennan: Happy

If you weren't a hockey player, what would you be doing?

McLennan: Accountant

What is your favourite television show?

McLennan: Seinfeld

Who is your favourite band right now?

McLennan: Nickelback.

It's a Saturday night and you're not playing hockey. What would you be doing?

McLennan: Probably dinner and a movie.

What's your favourite food?

McLennan: Chicken and Pasta

What's your favourite Calgary restaurant?

McLennan: I like Caesar's Steakhouse and Japanese Village.

What was the first car you owned?

McLennan: A 1977 Plymouth Arrow. The colour was rust. I think it was blue, but it had several layers of rust on it.

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be?

McLennan: South American because I've never been there.

You have a few hours to kill. Do you read a book or play a video game?

McLennan: Video game, then watch TV and then read a book. All three.

Playstation or X-Box?

McLennan: X-Box.

Worst job you've ever had?

McLennan: I delivered pizzas and I never knew where I was going, so I wasn't a very good delivery guy, so that was a really bad job or I was really bad at it! I was around 16 years old at the time. I also worked in a cafeteria, and I had to scrap plates so that wasn't very exciting.

--Compiled by Miranda Baker

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