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GETTING TO KNOW... Randy Robitaille

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Randy Robitaille was born on October 12, 1975 and grew up in Ottawa, where his parents would take him to outdoor rinks when he was little. He started with the double-runners at the age of four before lacing up the single-blade skates. Randy went on to play in the States at Miami University of Ohio for two years before making his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins on March 27, 1997 against the Islanders.



Randy's favorite things:

Color: Black
TV Show: 24
NHL team growing up: Montreal Canadiens
NHL player growing up: Wayne Gretzky
Food: Lobster
Movie: Shawshank Redemption
Car: Ferrari
Brand of Skates: Easton
Brand of Hockey Stick: Easton
Former Islander: Mike Bossy
Board Game: Monopoly
Superpower: Flying
Band: Nickelback
Vacation Spot: Bahamas
Comic Character: Batman
Non-North American city: Zurich
Snack food: Chocolate
Stadium food: Hot dog

Pop Culture Challenge

Do you own any pets? A yellow lab named Molly
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Batman or Superman? Batman
Like the Shootout? Yes
If you didn't play hockey, what would you be? A physical education teacher
How old were you on your first date? 15
Simpsons or Family Guy? Family Guy
Dancing with the Stars or American Idol? American Idol or TSN
Thinks the NHL should send players to the Olympics? Yes
Do you think the NHL mullet can make a comeback? Yes
Disney World or Disney Land? Disney World
Green Day or Eminem? Eminem
Jets or Giants? Giants
Like the color orange? Yes
The best thing about moving to New York? The restaurants
What actor would play you in a movie? Matt Damon
If you could have dinner with two people who would they be? Tiger Woods and President Bush
If you had a billion dollars, what would be the first thing you would buy? An island


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