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Getting to Know...Chris Campoli

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders


Chris was born on July 9, 1984 in North York, Ontario to parents Gino and Lindsay. He grew up in Mississauga, OT with his brothers Anthony and Michael. His family had a dog, Champ.


Food: Steak
Drink: Coke
Movie: The Godfather
TV Show: SportsCenter
Color: Blue
Restaurant: Morton's
Vacation Spot: Bahamas
Book: Mind Gym
Magazine: FHM
Car: Honda Civic Hatchback
Video Game: PSP Virtual Tennis
Board Game: Clue
Brand of Hockey Stick: Warrior
Brand of Skates: Bauer


Favorite hockey player growing up? Bryan Berard
Stadium food? Hot dog
Ever purchased an SI Swimsuit magazine? Nope
How old were you on your first date? 16
Instant messages other NHL players? Yes
Watches the OC? No, but I used to
Likes Laguna Beach? No
TiVo anything? I would if I had a TiVo
Plays online poker? Nope
Watches Arena Football? I probably should
Hulk Hogan or Rick Flair? Flair? Woooo
Lifehouse, Ashley Simpson or Billy Joel? Lifehouse
TPC Sawgrass or Bethpage Black?  Sawgrass
Seen Bates' PS vs. Toronto? I watched it live and at the time it broke my heart
Want to be like Garth Snow? Always
Family Guy or Entourage?  Family Guy -- Best show on TV
Thinks Brad and Angelina will last? I hope not
Will read the Islanders yearbook? Yes
Heard about the "Milbury" incident? Absolutely
Mets or Yankees? Mets
Jets or Giants? Jets
Like the color orange? Yes or
Likes shootouts? Yes
Thinks the Coliseum is perfect as is? Heck no
Got a speeding ticket? Never
Watches reruns of Full House? Nope
Do you like Ricky's goalie pads? Brown, Orange or White? Brown
Michelle Wie or Danica Patrick? Danica
Watch Desperate Housewives?   I used to
What do you like best about the Nassau Coliseum? The noise


NYI: So Chris, what was it like scoring on your first shot?
CC: It was simply unbelievable.

NYI: Was that your mindset going into the game?
CC: No. But it's something you dream about your whole life. It's still a little crazy.

NYI: What was it like playing in Toronto in front of your family and friends?
CC: Nerve racking.

NYI: Can't wait for round two?
CC: Can't wait. I wish we had played better, so we all want another crack at them.


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