December 31, 2013

Hanging Out With: Joe Cannata (Wakefield, Mass.)

By Jesse Connolly

  Photo/Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images

What was the coolest part of your time up with the Canucks at the end of last season?

“Just being in an NHL locker room and being around the guys you’ve looked up to growing up, and see you may have what it takes to play at that level.”

If you could be on any reality show, which would you choose?

“Maybe the ‘Real World/Road Rules Challenge.’ That seems pretty cool.”

What’s your fondest off-ice memory from your time at Merrimack?

“Probably graduation day.”

If you could hang out with any celebrity, who would it be?

"David Ortiz."

Which teammate has the worst taste in music?

“Frank Carato. He listens to anything. It’s not too bad, but I’ll give him a hard time.”

What’s the coolest hangout spot in the Utica area for you and your teammates?

“Varick Street. It’s got some local bars and whatnot.”

If someone made a movie about your life, who would you want to play you?

"Mark Wahlberg"

Do you have any hidden talents?

“I’m a decent golfer.”

If it weren’t for hockey, what line of work would you get into?

“Either golf or owning my own business.”

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?




Movie: “Miracle”

Band/artist: Anything country

Video game: NHL 14 or Call of Duty

Road city: “Probably Texas”

NHL player growing up: “Curtis Joseph because of his mask, and Cory Schneider”

Restaurant: Chart House in Boston

Store: Nordstrom

Sports jersey (other than your own): Patriots



Home, road or alternate jersey: Road blue

Street clothes or suit and tie: Street clothes

“Modern Family,” “Sons of Anarchy” or “The Walking Dead”: “Sons of Anarchy”

Letterman, Leno or Conan: “I don’t watch any of them.”

Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks or Tim Horton’s: Dunks



Pads: Reebok

Glove: Reebok

Blocker: Reebok

Stick: Reebok

Mask: Bauer

Skates: Bauer