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GETTING TO KNOW...JEFF TAMBELLINI

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Jeff Tambellini was born on April 13, 1984 in Port Moody, British Columbia. The son to former Islander Steve Tambellini, Jeff took up hockey at a young age. After a successful Junior Career, Jeff landed a spot with the Michigan Wolverines, leading them to the Frozen Four in his freshman season. After being drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the 2003 Draft, he made his way to Long Island, via a trade, on March 8, 2006. Jeff scored his first NHL goal on March 14, 2006 against Martin Brodeur.

Jeff's favorite things:

Color: Blue
NHL team growing up: Vancouver Canucks
NHL player growing up: Trevor Linden
Arena outside Long Island: Bell Centre in Montreal
Book: "The Chamber" by John Grisham
Food: My mother's Lasagna
Movie: The Prestige
Car: Cadillac Escalade
Brand of Skates: Easton
Former Islander: Bryan Trottier
Board Game: Snakes n' Ladders
Sport (other than hockey): Golf
Winter sport (other than hockey): CFL Football
Superpower: I'd be Batman
Band: Incubus
Vacation Spot: Christina Lake in British Columbia
Comic Character: The Roadrunner
Magazine: FHM
Video Game: NHL 2007 (I'm on that one)
Non-North American city: Anywhere in Switzerland
Stadium food? Hot dogs

Pop Culture Challenge

How old were you on your first date? 12
Do you watch the OC? Of Course
Do you watch American Idol? Just when they're cutting people
Have you ever watched an Arena Football game? Yes
Who has the best nickname on the team? Mike Sillinger (Pigeon)
Lifehouse, Ashlee Simpson or Billy Joel? Lifehouse
Entourage or Family Guy? Entourage
TSN.ca or ESPN.com? TSN
Do you think the NHL mullet can make a comeback? Frans Nielsen is bringing it back
Mets or Yankees? Yankees
Jets or Giants? Jets
Like the color orange? Of course.
XM or Satellite Radio? XM
Do you like the shootout? I love it
What's the best thing about the Nassau Coliseum? It's vintage.
Have you ever received a speeding ticket? Yes
What actor would play you in a movie? Brad Pitt
If you weren't a hockey player, what would you be? A golfer
If you could have dinner with two people who would they be? Rachel Bilson and Kate Bosworth
What event in history would you like to have been a part of? The 1972 Summit Series
If you had a billion dollars, what would be the first thing you would buy? Whatever it takes to get on the MTV show "The Fabulous Life of..."

 

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