Chris Campoli

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The Hockey News

The Hockey News

Status: Ottawa Senators defenseman.

Ht: 6-foot Wt: 200 pounds

DOB: July 9, 1984 In: North York, Ont.

Hockey Inspirations:
"Growing up I looked up to Bryan Berard. He was a young, very talented offensive player - I really enjoyed his game. Another guy I looked up to was Ray Bourque. Because he played - not as high-risk - but similar style. And he's a Hall of Famer, so what can you say?"

Nickname: "It's Camper."

First Hockey Memory:
"I just remember getting up in the morning and my dad dressing me on the couch. Six-in-the-morning, going to the early skate and having to do my skates at the rink, not me personally - I was four, but him. I have a lot of memories. My dad was a real big influence on my career."

Favorite Movies: "I like the Godfather series."

Last Book Read: "Outliers."

Current Car: "Porsche Cayenne."

First Job: "I picked up golf balls at a driving range."

Favorite Meal: "I like a good steak."

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Vanilla."

Greatest Sports Moment:
"Personally, the greatest moment would have to be scoring a goal on my first shot, in my first game in Buffalo. In front of 60 family and friends that made the trip from Toronto."

Most Painful Moment: "Separating my shoulder - Michael Ryder hit me."

Favorite Uniforms: "I like Chicago's - the reds."

Favorite Arena: "Madison Square Garden."

Funny Memory: "One time - when I was playing my first year of pro - the guy took the seats out of my car - my little Honda Civic - and I ended up finding them in the middle of the dressing room when I got there. (Who did it?) Rob Collins."

Strangest Game:
"Would be the overtime game when I scored two goals on one shift. It was against Columbus. I scored, the puck went through the net and four seconds later, or seconds later, it came back to my stick and I scored again. Two goals in one shift (smiles)."

Most Memorable Goal: "My first one."

Closest Hockey Friends:
"One of my closest friends from hockey is Trent Hunter. I played with him in New York for three-and-a-half seasons."

Funniest Player Encountered:
"Shawn Bates."

Toughest Competitor Encountered: "Brendan Witt."

Favorite Players To Watch: "I like watching Sergei Gonchar. (Why?) He's just so patient with the puck. It's effortless for him. And he's really gifted."

Personality Qualities Most Admired: "I like honesty in people."

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