Getting To Know...Justin Mercier
Please describe how it feels to play in front of great fans or what loud fans can mean to a game: Great fans increase the intensity on the ice, players feed off of the support and it changes the momentum of the game
Favorite way to relax on a non-game day: Golfing and/or sitting on the couch
Can you describe a "fan-friendly" pre-game ritual you like to go through to prepare for a game? I usually just do everything in the same order; tape sticks, play soccer, stretch, play soccer again, and then get dressed
Personal hockey highlight, so far (on or off the ice): Scoring in OT of the NCAA tourney
Favorite hockey team and player while growing up: Pittsburgh Penguins, Mario Lemieux
Celebrity or top athlete you'd most like to meet? Lance Armstrong
Nickname as child or currently: Merc
Best sport you play, other than hockey: Golf
If you could instantly be an expert in a winter Olympic sport (other than hockey) which would you choose, and why? Long Jump (on skis, flying through the air)
Other than a hockey player, what job would you be most interested in having? Investment Banker
State a "useless" trivia fact that you know: The War of 1812 lasted until 1816
Favorite or best subject in high school: Math
What was the name of your first organized hockey team? Erie Lions
Other than hockey what is the best part of winter? Snow
What is a difference between Canadians and Americans? "eh"
Age you started playing hockey? 3
If you had only $10 to spend at a grocery store, what are you getting? Fruit snacks
Favorite "80's" band or song? Journey
When you hear the word "Ohio," what do you think of? That stupid song, "O-H-I-O"
Who is the funniest TV character? Charlie Sheen "Two and a Half Men"