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Getting to Know...Miro Satan

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Miroslav Satan was born on October 22, 1974 in Topolcany, Czechoslovakia. He picked up skating from his father, who was a soccer player. Miro became more serious about hockey when a coach in their building convinced Miro's father to let him start playing. Miro immediately took a liking to the sport and never looked back.

Miro's favorite things:
Color: Blue
Team growing up: Czechoslovakian National Team
Player growing up: Mario Lemieux
Arena outside Long Island: Bell Centre (Montreal)
Food: Italian
Movie: Big Lebowski
Car: Mercedes Benz
Brand of Skates: Bauer
Brand of Hockey Stick: Reebok
Former Islander: Mike Bossy
Board Game: Chess
Sport (other than hockey): Golf
Band: Guns n' Roses
Vacation Spot: Italy and Mexico
Non-North American city (not in Slovakia): Rome
Stadium food: Popcorn

Pop Culture Challenge
How old were you on your first date? 18
Have you ever watched an Arena Football game? Yes
Best nickname: Pigeon (Sillinger) or TSN
Jets or Giants? Jets
Like the color orange? It's not my favorite
Like the Shootout? Yes
Thinks the NHL should send players to the Olympics? Yes
The best thing about the Nassau Coliseum: The history
Have you ever received a speeding ticket? Yes
What actor would play you in a movie? Brendan Fraser



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