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Getting to Know...Andy Hilbert

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders


Andy Hilbert was born on February 6, 1981, in the small town of Howell, Michigan, population 9,232. He grew up with his older sister Carson before attending the University of Michigan. Andy, who signed with the Islanders as a free agent last summer, is playing on his fourth NHL team, after stints with the Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins. Andy is married to Andrea, who also attended the University of Michigan.


Long Island Restaurant: Ruth's Chris Steak House
Stadium Food: Hot Dogs
Color: Blue
Non-North American City: Fussen, Germany
TV Show: Seinfeld
NHL team growing up: Detroit Red Wings
Player growing up: Steve Yzerman
Book: In to thin air
Sport other than hockey: Baseball
Arena outside of Long Island: Joe Louis Arena
Car: BMW
Former Islander: Bobby Nystrom
Skate Company: Bauer
Stick Company: Easton



Most influential coach: Red Berenson (at Michigan)
How old were you on your first date? 16
What type of cell phone do you have? A Crazr (a little Razr)
Hulk Hogan or Rick Flair? Hulk Hogan
Do you think the NHL should send players to the Olympics? Yes
What do you like best about the Nassau Coliseum? The history
Do you think the NHL mullet will return? Yes
Winter or Summer Olympics? Winter
Disney World or Disney Land? Disney World
Green Day or Eminem? Eminem
Mets or Yankees? Mets
Board Game: Scrabble
Jets or Giants? Jets
Like the color orange? I love it
Like the shootout? Yes
Favorite Superpower: Invisibility
Favorite Former Islander: Bobby Nystrom
Who would play you in a movie? Matt Damon
What two people would you like to have dinner with? Tiger Woods and Babe Ruth

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