Tonight at 7:00pm EST Dunkin Donuts provided an online UStream chat on their Facebook page where you could get to know Tyler Seguin and ask him questions. Granted, there were a lot of “Will you marry me” questions asked along with “can you give a shout out to so and so,” but there were also some very informative questions asked.
Here is a recap of what was asked and Tyler’s responses:
What is your favorite restaurant to eat at in Boston?
Strega Waterfront, I go there a lot.
What is your pre-game playlist?
I listen to a lot of Theory of a Deadman. Prior to a game I like more competitive stuff. Aside from that rap and stuff you can dance to, music you can get pumped up with. I like to keep up with music that I’ve just heard of, stay on top of it, what’s new.
Do you follow any other sports aside from Hockey?
Lacrosse. Basically just the highlights to keep updated.
How much do your fans mean to you?
Fans mean the world, they’re the reason we have a job whether it’s an online chat, in person, charity events, it’s great to interact with them. Boston fans are different, they’re great. For instance after we won the Cup back home people would come up to me and be like, you know, ‘Congratulations’ and when I came back here fans would stop me on the street or in restaurants and say, ‘Thank you.’ You know, it’s really great.
Who is your favorite past Bruin?
Obviously it’s uh, Cam Neely or the great, Bobby Orr.
When you’re not playing hockey, what do you like to do?
I’m a big movie fan. Me and ‘Soupy'(Gregory Campbell) just saw The Vow, we had been talking about how we wanted to see it and it was a really good movie. Kind of a sappy side to us.
How did you get started playing hockey?
I started playing because my dad used to play, you know, for University of Vermont. My mom used to play, she still does sometimes, dad wants to get back into it and both my little sisters play.
What was it like when you got drafted?
Really hot.(smiles) Kind of like right now actually, lots of lights in your face all of the time, but it was incredible. A day I will remember for the rest of my life.
Do you remember how you felt?
I will always remember that feeling, you now with the first pick and hearing Taylor Hall’s name. Then Boston is up and your stomach is in knots, not knowing what’s going on, you know with your future. There’s notes on paper and things like that, but you don’t know what’s going on.
Why do you call Krejci ‘french fry’?
(laughs) It’s an inside joke, when he tries to say ‘franchise’ it sounds like french fry and it’s just kind of stuck. Like, when I get a massage he’ll come up and say “Get off the table franchise,” and I’ll just look at him and go “french fries?”
What is your favorite doughnut?
Filled ones, you know strawberry. That’s all I’ve ever really eaten. As for breakfast food, eggs. Especially since I just learned how to make them, I just had some before I came actually, me and my buddy.
Who is the funniest guy on the team?
Daniel Paille. He’s funny because he has no idea how funny he really is, he doesn’t even know he’s being funny most of the time. It could be that he’s racking his head off the wall during pre-game soccer or something.
What was it like being named to the All-Star Team?
It was great being among people that, 2-3 years ago were my idols, that I looked up to and I was able to talk to them and they all knew my name. It was special.
If you weren’t in the NHL what would you be doing?
I would be a professional lacrosse player, NLL. I was fifteen and I was still debating between the two sports.
Best advice for kids who would like to play professional hockey?
That’s really tough, there’s never really an answer to that. Uhm, I guess at the end of the day, just have fun. You know with going pro, there are a lot of sacrifices, don’t take it for granted.
When did you know you wanted to play hockey?
It was a dream my whole life, I guess I really ‘decided’ when I sat down with my coach from Plymouth and talked with him about it, it became more of a goal. I realized it could really happen and it was more of a commitment that I was driven to get. I realized that it was something i could do for the rest of my life.
Do you like watching other Boston sports teams?
Yeah, absolutely I mean we get to interact with each other through charities and build a relationship with them so , i mean we want to see them succeed.
What is your favorite part of the game?
Scoring a goal. Hearing fans cheer. Bringing people that you don’t even know to the edge of their seats, standing up, it’s a feeling that makes you feel very happy.
Can you sense the fans on the ice?
Yeah, like when I’m at the red line and going in, the volume changes. You know, coming in to the zone you can feel the volume change, a lot of times you notice it.
Do you remember your signs, what are your favorites?
Yeah, there have been a lot of great signs and drawings. Uhm, some of them I uh, can’t say on here. I’ve never gotten such a reception for my birthday, so thank you anyone who had a part in that.
What is your favorite television show?
I’m actually always on my computer, I never watch the t.v. because there’s a lot of travelling. Right now it’s 90210. I’ve finished Sons of Anarchy, Walking Dead, True Blood, and some girly show, I can’t remember, uhm, Pretty Little Liars. That’s my more feminine side. I’ve also seen some Jersey Shore too.
What is your workout routine?
Only after home games, usually I rotate and go every other day. One game I’ll work on the upper body, the next home game I’ll do lower body. Since we’ve been on the road, yesterday I worked on both upper and lower. Usually I try and get 99-10 hours of sleep on a game day and on off days, I like to be, you know a normal teenager, sleeping in until 12,1,2 in the afternoon.
Actually, going back to a previous question, the one before, I just before i came here, me and my buddy were watching Goon, it comes out in theaters in a couple of days. It’s really funny and a good movie. Favorite hockey movie is Youngblood, but I’ve seen all of them.
So there you have it. That’s everything you missed out on tonight with Tyler Seguin. Keep an eye out for more opportunities to get your questions to him by visiting Dunkin Donuts on Facebook.