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Player Spotlight: Five minutes with Marcus Nilson

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames




Throughout the 2005-06 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.

Marcus Nilson, a native of Balsta, Sweden, joined the Flames in March of 2004 after a trade with Florida in exchange for Calgary's 2004 second round draft pick.

During the NHL's last season of play (2003-04), Nilson played a career high of 83 games, including 69 with Florida and 14 with Calgary.

Nilson made his NHL playoff debut with the Flames during the team's run for the Cup, recording 11 points (4g, 7a) in 26 games, finishing him fourth on the team in points.

Marcus Nilson 's Bio

Here's our question and answer with Nilson.

Pick one word to describe yourself?

Nilson: Lazy.

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

Nilson: Soccer player.

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

Nilson: Probably just relaxing. Maybe have dinner at home or go out for dinner.

What's your favourite food?

Nilson: Steak.

What's your favourite Calgary Restaurant?

Nilson: It would be Il Sogno. It's Italian

Who is your favourite band right now?

Nilson: Metallica.

What is your favourite television show?

Nilson: 24

What was the first car you owned?

Nilson: An old Volvo.

Which pro athlete would you most like to spend time with?

Nilson: That's a tough question. Tiger Woods.

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

Nilson: Italy.

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

Nilson: Read a book.

Playstation or X-Box?

Nilson: I don't have either of them. I don't play that stuff.

Worst job you've ever had?

Nilson: I've only had one job.

--Compiled by Miranda Baker












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