July 25, 2012

Hangin' Out With ... Leafs forward Keith Aucoin

Editor's note: After four years in the Capitals' organization, Keith Aucoin signed a one-year deal with the Maple Leafs on July 21.

What’s the worst aspect of traveling during the season?

“Late nights and being away from your family.”

Aside from training, what keeps you busy during the summer?

“After I workout, I hang out with my son, Brayden, and dog, Jersey. And maybe some softball with buddies or maybe a round of golf.”

If hockey ceased to exist, what line of work would you get into?

“Probably Wall Street. Not sure if I’m smart enough, however.”

What kind of car do you drive?

“Chevy Tahoe.”

Do you have any superstitions? 

“Two-hour nap before every game.”

Which teammate has the worst fashion sense?

“Jay Beagle. He only has one suit, or they all look alike.”

Which teammate would make the best TV analyst?

“Jason Chimera. He likes to talk a lot!”

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

“Math.”

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

“‘Sweet Caroline’ by Neil Diamond.”

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

“Spider-Man.”

FAVORITES

Movie: “The Town”

TV show: “Entourage” and “Revenge”

Band/artist: Dave Mathews Band

Casino game: Blackjack

Snack food: Vanilla ice cream

Road city: Boston

Hobby/activity: Golf, poker, softball and watching the Red Sox

Store: Hugo Boss

EITHER/OR

Home, road or alternate jersey: Alternate

“The Office” or “Mad Men”: “The Office”

“Star Wars” or “Star Trek”: “Star Wars”

Letterman, Leno or Conan: Letterman

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

Day games or night games: Night

EQUIPMENT

Skates: Reebok

Gloves: Warrior

Stick: Warrior

Helmet: Reebok

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

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