Trent Hunter was born on July 5, 1980 in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada to parents Cathy and Stan. He grew up in Red Deer with younger brothers Tyler and Todd. His family had two dogs and a goldfish during his childhood. Trent and his wife Teri first met in Red Deer and currently reside there in the off-season.
TRENT'S FAVORITE THINGS
Movie: Wedding Crashers
TV Show: 24
Vacation Spot: Mexico
Book: Runaway Jury
Magazine: Sports Illustrated
Video Game: MLB 2005
Board Game: Monopoly
Brand of Hockey Stick: Easton
Brand of Skates: Bauer
POP CULTURE CHALLENGE
NHL team growing up? Edmonton Oilers
Hockey player growing up? Steve Yzerman
Stadium food? Hot dog
Sport (other than hockey)? Golf
Ever purchased an SI Swimsuit magazine? No.
How old were you on your first date? About 15
Favorite/Most Embarrassing TV show? Saved By The Bell
Instant messages other NHL players? Nope
Favorite Ice Girl? I Don't have one
Watches the OC? No
TiVo anything? Not really
Thinks DiPietro should stay in the crease? I don't think so
Pretended to be Bobby Ny or Trotts? No
Watches Arena Football? Yes, I have
Aaron Garcia or John Elway? Elway
Hogan or Rick Flair? Hogan
Who has the best nickname on the team? I'll take a pass on that one
Lifehouse, Ashley Simpson or Billy Joel? Lifehouse
TPC Sawgrass or Bethpage Black? Bethpage
Seen Bates' PS vs. Toronto? Yes, I have
Want to be like Garth Snow? Always
Family Guy or Entourage? Family Guy
Thinks Brad and Angelina will last? Nope
Winter sport: Curling, Luge or Alpine Skiing? Curling
Do you think the Mustaches can make a comeback? Possibly
Have you or will you read the Islanders yearbook? I will
Heard about the "Milbury" incident? In Boston with the shoe? Yeah
Mets or Yankees? Yanks
Jets or Giants? Jets
Like the color orange? Sure
TSN.ca or ESPN.com? TSN.ca
Which Islander to box against? Bates
Like the shootouts? I do
Thinks the Coliseum is perfect as is? Nope
Got a speeding ticket? Yes
Watch reruns of Full House? Never
Do you like Ricky's goalie pads: Brown, Orange or White? White
Watch Desperate Housewives? No
What do you like best about the Nassau Coliseum? The crowd
Figure Skaters: Sasha Cohen, Emily Hughes or Tanith Belbin (Ice Dancing)? Sasha
Winter or Summer Olympics? Winter
Nicest arena outside of the Long Island? Columbus
NYI: Lets go back a few years? You certainly made a memorable Islanders debut in the 2002 playoffs. Were you nervous?
TH: Very nervous, but excited at the same time. It's something I'll never forget.
NYI: You played pretty well and made a lot of fans.
TH: I didn't expect anything like that.
NYI: What was your mind set going in?
TH: Just to play hard and execute. I just wanted to contribute.
NYI: Before the lockout, you had an impressive rookie season.
TH: I just tried to work hard for the whole season and be consistent as possible.
NYI: Did you expect to be named a Calder Trophy finalist?
TH: Not at all, but I was very excited and honored.
NYI: Is that something you aimed for?
TH: I never expected it at the start of the season. I just wanted to make the team. It was really nice to go to Award's Banquet and experience that.
* Getting to Know...Chris Campoli