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Player Spotlight: Five minutes with Shean Donovan

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.

Forward Shean Donovan was acquired from Pittsburgh for Mathias Johansson and Micki DuPont March 11, 2003. Prior to his days with the Flames, Donovan has skated with some of the best from San Jose, Colorado and Atlanta.

During the 2003-04 season, Donovan was second on the Flames in goals recording 18 and sat third in points (42). When the NHL lockout took effect last season, Donovan opted to play with HC Geneve-Servette of the Swiss league. In 12 games, he posted eight points (5g, 3a) while adding 30 penalty minutes.

Known for his quick speed on the ice, this forward can out skate most players that jive his way. Donovan has recorded one goal and 19 penalty minutes in 17 games so far this season.

Here's our question and answer with Donovan.

Pick one word to describe yourself?

Donovan: Normal

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

Donovan: A farmer or rancher. (with the help of fellow teammate Robyn Regehr).

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

Donovan: Probably just hanging out babysitting; playing with my kids.

What's your favourite food?

Donovan: Chocolate

What's your favourite Calgary Restaurant?

Donovan: A sushi restaurant by my house. I think it's Momiji. (Sushi Momiji Japanese Restaurant)

Who is your favourite band right now?


What is your favourite television show?

Donovan: I don't get much choice, so it's whatever my wife watches. She watches Lost or Prison Break, those kinds of shows.

What was the first car you owned?

Donovan: It was an Olds '88; a big boat my dad actually more lent it to me than it being my car, but I had it for years.

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

Donovan: I think Lance Armstrong would be pretty cool. I think he's pretty inspirational and I think it's pretty unbelievable what they go through to be as good as they are, so it's pretty neat.

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

Donovan: I would have to say anywhere in B.C. would be pretty neat. It's nice in the mountains so anywhere in Alberta or B.C., so anywhere in the Rocky Mountains.

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

Donovan: Video game: Age of Empires III.

Playstation or X-Box?

Donovan: Computer. We always play computer or video games.

--Compiled by Miranda Baker, staff

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