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Getting to Know...Rick DiPietro

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders


Rick was born and raised in Winthrop, MA on September 19, 1981 to parents Cheryl and Rick Sr. He also has a younger brother Alex. His family has a dog named Rudy.


Food: Sushi
Movie: Wedding Crashers
TV Show: 24
Color: Blue
Restaurant: Rothman's Steak House
Vacation Spot: Atlantis
Book: Angels & Demons
Magazine: US
Car: Bentley
Video Game: Sega Hockey '93
Board Game: Monopoly


Stadium food? Hot Dog
Ever purchased an SI Swimsuit magazine? I subscribe
How old were you on your first date? 10
Guilty Pleasure TV show? OC
Instant or text message with other NHL players? Yes
What type of cell phone do you have? LG
Watch the Sopranos? Yes
TiVo anything? Yup
Hulk Hogan or Rick Flair? Hogan
Lifehouse, Ashley Simpson or Billy Joel? Lifehouse
TPC Sawgrass or Bethpage Black? Bethpage Black
Want to be like Garth Snow? No, but I used to when he was better
Family Guy or Entourage?  Both
Dancing with the Stars or Skating with Celebrities? Dancing with the Stars
Thinks Brad and Angelina will last? Yes
Heard about the "Milbury" incident? Yup
Mets or Yankees? Mets
Jets or Giants?   Jets
Like the color orange? Yeah or TSN
Like the shootouts? Yes
Thinks the NHL should send players to the Olympics? Yes
Watch reruns of Full House? Yup
Watch Desperate Housewives?   Yeah
What do you like best about the Nassau Coliseum? The History
If I wasn't an NHL player, I would be a professional Curler? Absolutely not
Do you think mustaches can make a comeback? Yup
Likes my picture in the Islanders' media guide? Nope
Who has the best nickname on the team? Batesy
Figure Skaters: Sasha Cohen, Emily Hughes or Tanith Belbin? Sasha
Winter or Summer Olympics? Winter
Nicest arena? Toronto
Saved By The Bell or Family Matters (AKA, that show with Urkel)? Saved by the Bell
Bugs Bunny or Kermit the Frog? Bugs Bunny
Disney World or Disney Land? Disney World

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