Getting To Know...Darren Haydar
Describe how it feels to play in front of great fans or what loud fans can mean to a game: The fans provide the atmosphere. Without them there would be silence and how fun is that? When it's loud it's easy to get up for the game.
Describe a pre-game ritual you like to go through to prepare for a game: I like to play soccer before games.
Favorite way to relax on a non-game day: Lay on the couch and watch football
Favorite hockey team and player while growing up: The Boston Bruins, Cam Neely and Wayne Gretzky
Personal hockey highlight, so far (on or off the ice): Winning two Calder Cup Championships
Is there any personal meaning to the number you wear? The number 20 that I wear is the same number that was given to me at the University of New Hampshire.
Age you started playing hockey: 4
Best sport you play other than hockey: Golf
Other than a hockey player, what job would you be most interested in having? I would like to coach hockey or do something in finance.
If you only had $10 to spend at a grocery store, what are you getting? Chocolate Milk and bananas
Favorite junk food: Ice cream
Favorite or most-used movie quote: "I wanna go fast" from Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Nickname currently or as a child: Mini
Best T.V. shows: Entourage and Family Guy
Favorite Family Guy clip: Anything with Stewie
Favorite or best subject in high school: Math
When you hear the word "Ohio" you think of: Cleveland