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Getting to Know - Alexei Yashin

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders


Alexei Yashin was born on November 5, 1973 in Sverdlovsk, Russia to parents Tatiana and Valery. He has one younger brother, Dmitry. Alexei and his family grew up in Ekaterinburg, Russia.



Food: Steak
TV Show: Monk
Color: Blue
Restaurant: Morton's
Vacation Spot: Bahamas
Magazine: People
Car: Mercedes
Board Game: Chess
Brand of Hockey Stick: Easton



Stadium food? Popcorn
Ever purchased an SI Swimsuit magazine? No
How old were you on your first date? 17
Instant or text message with other NHL players? Yes
What type of cell phone do you have? Motorola
Watch the Sopranos? Sometimes
TiVo anything? No
Hulk Hogan or Rick Flair? Hulk Hogan
Dancing with the Stars or Skating with Celebrities? The skating show
Thinks Brad and Angelina will last? I don't know
Have you read the Islanders yearbook? Yes
Mets or Yankees? Yankees
Jets or Giants? Jets
Like the color orange? Sure or TSN
Like the shootout? Yeah
Thinks the NHL should send players to the Olympics? I think they should
What do you like best about the Nassau Coliseum? It's a good place to watch hockey
If I wasn't an NHL player, I would be a professional Curler? No
Do you think the mustache can make a comeback? It might
Do you like your picture in the Islanders' media guide? I do
Winter or Summer Olympics? Winter
Nicest arena outside of Long Island? There are a lot of them
Disney World or Disney Land? Disney Land

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