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Nick Larson
North American Skater
Notre Dame, CCHA
Final Rank:  52 Midterm Rank:  53
Position:  Left Wing Shoots:  Left
Height:  6' 1" Weight:  182
Born:  14 November 1989 Hometown:  Apple Valley, MN
Birthplace:  St. Paul, MN, USA
Drafted:  CGY (4th Round / 108th Overall) - Player Page
  • His most memorable hockey moment was winning the Minnesota State Tournament in 2005-06 – “it was always a dream of mine”.
  • Played on his first hockey team on the Apple Valley Eagles before playing eight years in the Eastview Hockey Association, a year with Eastview High and another two years with St. Thomas Academy – “I started playing as soon as I could walk. My four older brothers were always playing so I just wanted to play as well”.
  • He credits his dad for having had the most influence on his career for his support and advice – “my dad told me that whenever I’m not working to get better, someone else is”.
  • He patterns his game after Dallas Stars’ center Mike Modano and Detroit’s Tomas Holmstrom and he wears number 17 because he wanted a seven on his jersey because his dad wore number 27.
  • If he could invite any three people to dinner he would choose: Jesus – “because I’m religious”, Wayne Gretzky – “because he’s the great one” and his grandpa – “he used to go to my games when he was around”.
  • The one thing he couldn’t live without is his dog and the one movie he would want to be in is Slapshot.

 

FAVORITES

 

NHL Team: Minnesota Wild

NHL Player: Tomas Holmstrom

Shootout move: “Backhand shelf or blocker high side”

Goal Celebration: “Depends on the goal, but double arm raise”

Practice Drill: One-on-One full ice

Video Game: Call of Duty 4

Movie: Slap Shot

TV Show: House

Actor: Nicholas Cage

Group: Staind

Website: NHL.com

Pump-up song: “Thunderstruck” by ACDC

Food to cook: Mac n Cheese

Sport (other than hockey): Wiffle Ball

Activity away from the rink: Fishing

Toy growing up: Hockey stick

Place to shop: Westwood sports

Place to visit: Boundry Waters in Minnesota


 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2007-2008
WATERLOO
USHL
57
19
19
38
66