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Highlights from draft prospect questionnaires


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Jack Hughes. -- NHL

The NHL had many first-round draft picks fill out fun questionnaires ahead of draft day, which were then shared on social media after the player was drafted.

There were some neat answers. Nearly every player either grew up idolizing Sidney Crosby or named him as a player they were most looking forward to playing against.

That second one is Alex Turcotte, a Kings pick, and he was one of the few players who knew how to spell "Chipotle." Others weren't so lucky.

Then there's this, from Avalanche pick Bowen Byram. "I can juggling."

Oilers pick Philip Broberg is a Swede and knows more about meatballs than I do, so I'll defer to him and accept that "meetbolls" is the correct spelling.

I think Avalanche pick Alex Newhook wasn't quite sure whether it was "Jerome" or "Jarome" Iginla, so he settled for "J ome."

I also love that Newhook gave his younger sister, Abby a shoutout. She's 16 and still in high school, and committed to Boston College beginning in the 2021-22 season.

Another Swede, Coyotes pick Victor Soderstrom, had one of my favorite questionnaires. I don't know if they get The Ellen Degeneres Show on Swedish television or if he's finding streams online, but he's an avid fan either way.

Then there's Hurricanes pick Ryan Suzuki, who has no problem admitting that he's a fan of Taylor Swift:

Penguins first-round pick Samuel Poulin didn't have a questionnaire, but the Penguins asked him some fun questions.

It turns out that his godfather is former Penguins goaltender Jocelyn Thibault:

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