February 26, 2014

Hangin' Out With: BC defenseman Steve Santini

By Jesse Connolly

BC bluelinerSteve Santini was selected 42nd overall by the Devils in 2013. (Photo by Dave Arnold/New EnglandHockey Journal)

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? “I like fish. … I actually have a tank back home.”

Do you have any phobias? “Nope.”

If you could hang out with any celebrity, who would you choose? “Will Ferrell just because he seems like he would be hilarious to hang out with.”

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you in a game? “I scored on my own goal against Russia last year in the Five Nations Tournament.”

What was the coolest part of your day at the NHL draft? “That’s easy — being drafted by the host team was awesome.”

What’s your favorite hangout spot near campus? Cityside Restaurant, near the Cleveland Circle T stop off the Green Line

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? “‘E’ from ‘Entourage’ — guy works hard and it usually pays off in the end.”

Which one of your teammates has the worst fashion sense? Matty Gaudreau

What’s the best birthday present anyone’s ever given you? “Tickets to a Rangers game was pretty great.”

If there was a movie made about your life, who would you want to play you? “It has to be Mark Wahlberg. I love his swagger.”


TV show: “Entourage”

Band/artist: Rick Ross

Sports movie: “Slap Shot”

Video game: NHL ’14

Store: Pure Hockey

Restaurant: Chili’s

NHL player: Brooks Orpik

Holiday: Christmas

Vacation spot: Florida

Sports jersey (player or team, other than your own): Waterloo Blackhawks


Twitter, Facebook or Instagram: Facebook

“Modern Family,” “The Walking Dead” or “Game of Thrones”: “Game of Thrones”

Daft Punk, Coldplay or Justin Timberlake: Justin Timberlake


Skates: Bauer

Gloves: Bauer 4-Rolls

Stick: Bauer NX6

Helmet: Bauer 4500

Twitter: @JesseNEHJ
Email: jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com