Throughout the 2018 NHL World Gaming Championships, NHL.com will feature player bios for fans to learn more about the competitors
Twitter/Instagram/Twitch/YouTube Handles: @StDxRickChel
Name: Richard Sherman
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
GAMING AND HOCKEY BACKGROUND
What is your favorite NHL video game ever and why?
NHL 14. I'm a huge fan of EASHL and to me it was the most fun and competitive game for it.
Who was your childhood hockey idol and why?
Sidney Crosby. He's one of the best players to ever play and I wanted to be like him growing up.
What is your most memorable hockey moment and why?
When Brent Johnson fought Rick DiPietro, it was my first ever hockey game I went to and seeing goalies go at it is unreal.
My gamertag is rickchel because:
My name is Rick and my favorite game is NHL so I put it together and it stuck with me throughout the years.
GETTING TO KNOW YOU …
My favorite team/player is: Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby
The first hockey video game I ever played was: NHL 07
If I could play EA SPORTS™ NHL® 18 vs. one real-life player, I'd pick: Sidney Crosby
My signature EA SPORTS™ NHL® 18 move is: Behind the back one-hander
My favorite EA SPORTS™ NHL® 18 game mode is: EASHL 6s because there's no AI
My favorite team to play with in EA SPORTS™ NHL® 18 is: Tampa Bay Lightning
One thing people don't usually know about me is: I use to be on a hip-hop dance team when i was younger
My playing uniform (team jersey, favorite shirt) is: 2010-11 Home/Away Tampa Bay Lightning
My favorite snack while gaming is: Sunflower seeds
The weirdest thing that happened to me while gaming is: Going nine overtimes in an EASHL 6v6 game
One fun fact about me: The Penguins have never lost a game I've been to (11-0)
1. The down low
2. Wait for it
3. The give and go
4. Threads the needle