August 5, 2013

Hangin' Out With ... Islanders forward Colin McDonald

By Jesse Connolly

Colin McDonald (Wethersfield, Conn.) had two goals and an assist during the Isles' six-game series against Pittsburgh in the first round of the 2013 playoffs. (Getty Images)

What’s the coolest piece of hockey memorabilia you own?
“I’d have to say my father’s (Gerry) Whalers jersey. Growing up I always had it hanging in my room.”

If you could be on any reality show, which would you choose?
“I definitely wouldn’t be on ‘The Real World.’ Way too much drama. I like ‘The Amazing Race.’ ”

What kind of car do you drive?
A Chevrolet Tahoe

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

Which teammate has the worst taste in music?
Evgeni Nabokov

What does he listen to?
“Something Russian. Honestly, I have no idea.”

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

What teammate over the years has had the biggest influence on your career?
John Tavares

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


Movie: “Gladiator”

Band/artist: DJ Tiesto

Road city: New York (Rangers)

NHL player growing up: Billy Guerin

Video game : I don’t play video games anymore, but growing up I played Halo a lot.

Store: Nordstrom’s

Sports jersey (other than your own): Red Sox


Home, road or alternate jersey: Home

Street clothes or suit and tie: Street clothes

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

Letterman, Leno or Conan: Letterman

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


Skates: Reebok

Gloves: Reebok

Stick: Reebok

Helmet: Reebok

This article originally appeared in the July 2013 issue of New England Hockey Journal.

Twitter: @JesseNEHJ