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Getting to know... Tom Poti

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Tom Poti was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on March 22, 1977. He grew up with his parents, Emil and Maureen, and his two older sisters, Christine and Colleen. While playing for Boston University, Tom starred on defense and helped lead the Terriers to the NCAA title game in 1997. Tom was drafted in the third round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers and earned a spot on the NHL All-Rookie team following the 1998-99 season.



Green Day or Eminem? Eminem
Mets or Yankees? Yankees
Jets or Giants? Giants
Like the color orange? Yes
What actor would play you in a movie? Kevin Costner
If you could have dinner with two people who would they be? George W. Bush and Tiger Woods
Like the Shootout? No
If you didn't play hockey, what would you be? Police Officer/Firefighter (anything that helps people)
What event in history would you like to have been a part of: Live in the Wild West
XM or Sirius Satelite Radio
? XM
If you had a billion dollars, what would be the first thing you would buy? An island
Coke or Pepsi? Sprite
Batman or Superman? Superman



Color: Blue
Non-North American city: Paris
TV Show: Simpsons
NHL team growing up: Boston Bruins
NHL player growing up: Ray Bourque
Book: Da Vinci Code
Arena outside Long Island: TD Bank North Gardens in Boston
Food: Pancakes
Movie: Slapshot
Car: Dodge Viper
Brand of Skates: CCM
Brand of Hockey Stick: Easton
Former Islander: Bryan Trottier
Thing about Yarmouth, Nova Scotia: The people
Board Game: Monopoly
Sport (other than hockey): Golf
Superpower: Invisibility
Band: Pearl Jam or Guns 'n Roses
Vacation Spot: Disney World
Comic Character: Bart Simpson
Batman: Michael Keaton



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