What other sports did you play growing up?
Swimming, tackle football and cross-country running.
How important is it to play other sports?
It’s very important, so you can be an all-around athlete.
Best advice you ever got?
You can never just stay the same; you are either trying to get better or you are getting worse.
What advice do you have for young players?
Set goals, strive for those goals and never underestimate the power of work ethic and determination.
Who’s the toughest player to play against? Why?
Molly Engstrom (above). She’s a very solid defenseman. She’s smart, doesn’t look at the puck and she takes the body.
What’s your best shootout move?
I like to look toward the upper right corner, but I basically take what the goalie gives me.
Who was your favorite coach growing up?
Who was your favorite player to watch when you were growing up?
Wayne Gretzky and Neal Broten
Who is your favorite player now?
Pavel Datsyuk or Henrik Zetterberg
What’s your favorite food?
Rib eye steak and sweet potato
What’s your favorite TV show?
Prison Break or House
What’s your all-time favorite movie?
Wedding Crashers or My Big Fat Greek Wedding
What was your favorite cartoon growing up?
What’s your favorite book?
Odds & Ends
Best Advice to a Young Player:
"You can never stay the same; you are either trying to get better or you are getting worse.”
Who’s the person you’d most like to meet (in or out of hockey)?
What’s your most memorable hockey moment?
Winning Olympic gold in 1998.
Do you collect memorabilia from your playing career? If so, what’s your most prized possession?
I still have my jersey from 2008 IIHF World Championships where we won gold.
What was your first job?
Delivering Star Tribune newspapers.
What do you want to do after hockey?
Coach and train hockey players, help improve the women’s game.