BULLDOG SPOTLIGHT: MIKE SEIDEL
Monday, January 21, 2013
Picking up right where he left off last season (when he skated alongside Hobey Baker Memorial Award winner Jack Connolly), Mike Seidel continues to flourish as one of the University of Minnesota Duluth's primary go-to guys in the offensive zone this winter.
And the senior right winger from Darien, Ill., certainly has the stats to prove it.
In 24 outings to date, Seidel has a team-leading 12 goals and 23 points to his name while scoring more times on the power play (six) than all but two skaters in the entire country. He and his Bulldog mates will take a one-week respite from Western Collegiate Hockey Association warfare to host the U.S. National Under-18 Team this Saturday afternoon at AMSOIL Arena.
Opponent: University of Denver
Opponent Arena: Ralph Engelstad Arena (North Dakota)
Road Trip: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Professional Athlete: J.T. Brown
Professional Team: Chicago White Sox
College Course: Coaching Volleyball
Pastime: Smear (card game)
Prized Possession: My XBox
Book (Author): Playing with Fire (Theo Fleury)
Television Show: Entourage
Actor/Actress: Johnny Depp/Mila Kunis
Movie: Django Unchained
Singer/Group: Kenny Chesney
Restaurant: Morton’s Steakhouse
Video Game: Modern Warfare 2
Vacation Spot: Naples, Fla.
Web Site: nhl.com
Why I Chose UMD: To play in the WCHA.
First Played Competitive Hockey: Age 3.
Hockey Strength/Weakness: My vision/My consistency.
Game Day Ritual: I take a nap.
Most Memorable Hockey Moment: Winning the 2011 NCAA championship.
Best Player I’ve Ever Faced: (Former Wisconsin defenseman) Justin Schultz.
Pet Peeve: Boosting lobbies (used in Modern Warfare 2).
Biggest Fear: Spiders.
My First Job: Working hockey camps when I was 13.
Person I’d Most Like to Meet: Tiger Woods.
Why I Wear No. 17: My older brother wore it.
What Most People Don’t Know About Me: I have a twin brother (Anthony).
Something I Never Leave Home Without: My wallet.
If I Could Change One Thing About Myself: I’d talk with a Chicago accent like Austin Farley.
Sport I’d Like to Try Someday: Pickle Ball.
Influences on My Athletic Career: My family and friends.
The Best Thing About College Hockey: The fans.
Advice to an Aspiring Young Athlete: Don’t take anything for granted!
Post-UMD Plans: Continue to play hockey somewhere.
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