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GETTING TO KNOW...RICHARD PARK

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Richard Park was born on May 27, 1976 in Seoul, Korea. At a young age he moved to southern California where he picked up the game of hockey. On May 3, 1995, Richard became the second Korean-born NHL player when he suited up for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Richard's favorite things:

Color: Blue/Black
TV Show: World Series of Poker
NHL team growing up: Los Angeles Kings
NHL player growing up: Wayne Gretzky
Food: Korean
Movie: Rounders
Car: Land Cruiser
Brand of Skates: Graf
Brand of Hockey Stick: Warrior
Former Islander: Bryan Trottier
Sport (other than hockey): Baseball
Band: Linkin Park
Vacation Spot: Hawaii
Non-North American city: Seoul, Korea


Pop Culture Challenge

Do you own any pets? A Persian cat named Michi
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Batman or Superman? Batman
Like the Shootout? Yes, when we win, no when we don't
How old were you on your first date? 15
Dancing with the Stars or American Idol? American Idol
TSN.ca or ESPN.com? VERSUS
Thinks the NHL should send players to the Olympics? Yes
Winter or Summer Olympics? Summer
Disney World or Disney Land? Disney Land
Green Day or Eminem? Eminem
Jets or Giants? Neither
Like the color orange? Yes, because my son likes it
The best thing about moving to New York? New friends
What actor would play you in a movie? I would
If you could have dinner with two people who would they be? Gwen Stefani & Donny Deutsch from The Big Idea
What event in history would you like to have been a part of? One of the Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup teams with Gretzky
If you had a billion dollars, what would be the first thing you would buy? I'd pimp up my '68 Volkswagen


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