April 21, 2012

Hangin' Out With ... Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle

By Jesse Connolly

What other sports did you play as a kid?

“Baseball, basketball and lacrosse.” 

Who’s the hardest goalie to beat in the NHL?

“Henrik Lundqvist.”

Who’s the fastest player you’ve ever gone up against?

“Marian Gaborik.”

If you could vacation anywhere, where would you go?

“St. John’s.”

If your luggage was lost, what would you miss the most?

“My shaving kit.”

What was the worst course you had to take in school?

“All of them.”

If forced to do karaoke, what song would you pick?

“Anything by Eminem.”

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

“Peter Griffin.”

What’s your favorite jersey in all of sports (other than your own)?

“Patriots’ third jersey, old-school look.”

FAVORITES

Movie: “Backdraft”

TV show: “Shameless”

Band/artist: Eminem

Book: “The Power of One” by Bryce Courtenay

Magazine: ESPN

Road city: Los Angeles

NHL player growing up: Ray Bourque

Restaurant: Abby Park in Milton, Mass.

Hobby/activity: Golfing

Store: Ted Baker


EITHER/OR

Pizza or Chinese food: Pizza

“The Office” or “Mad Men”: Neither

Pepsi or Coke: Pepsi

“Star Wars” or “Star Trek”: Neither

Letterman, Leno or Conan: Conan

Day games or night games: Day


IN YOUR BAG

Skates: Reebok

Gloves: Reebok

Stick: Easton

Helmet: Reebok

This article originally appeared in the April 2012 issue of New England Hockey Journal.