The Bruins star shoots off about endorsement deals, locker room pranks and female B.U. students.
Bruins center/right wing Tyler Seguin, 21, was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario, where he began playing hockey for the Whitby Wildcats. He played in the Ontario Hockey League and in 2010 was the No. 2 prospect in the NHL draft. He made his debut with the Bruins in 2010 and earned his first goal during his second game. He has won one Stanley Cup championship in 2011 and played in the 2012 NHL All-Star game. That season, he led the team in scoring, becoming the youngest player in the team’s history to earn that distinction. During the NHL lockout that shortened the current season, he played for EHC Biel in the Swiss National Hockey League. He lives in Boston.
I actually did a lot of cooking, which I’ve never done before. That, and go to movies in German, or English if I was lucky. We had a lot of poker nights, too.
That stuff was all a bunch of B.S. Apparently, one of the maids got approached by a big newspaper and she completely exaggerated. I left some change on the table and they said it was like 280 euros, which is ridiculous. It was all pretty much a bunch of lies.
There were plenty of days when I’d get a text or voice mail while I was asleep saying, “Pack your bags. You’re going home in the morning.” And then five hours later, I’d wake up to another message saying, “Never mind. False alarm.” That started getting annoying. But we tried to stay in the loop over there, and in the end, I’m just glad that everything worked out the way it did because it will help us in the long run. There were problems in the system that are resolved now.
A bagel with peanut butter and jelly.
It’s weird. I try to be anti-superstitious, I guess you could say. If I go out and have a good game, I’ll change things the next time, like wear a different pair of gloves.
Last year, I taped Brad Marchand’s shoes together.
Way too many. On my phone, probably eight or nine, and my mom back in Canada has at least 20 framed ones.
We came back to the hotel after a day with the Cup and I needed a shower, so I took a shower with it. Those photos were deleted within five minutes.
Steve Yzerman. He’s just my favorite player, and it’s cool that I’ve gotten to know him a little bit.
The best fighter? Zdeno Chara, obviously. But in terms of agility, Shawn Thornton.
There’s one guy, Zenon Konopka, I just don’t like playing with him.
Last year, I had a really bad knuckle injury that I played with for the rest of the season, and it was one of the most painful periods of hockey I’ve had, because I couldn’t do anything without it hurting like crazy.
Yes, they’re all mine.
[Laughs.] Yes. And the thing is that I also played on the lacrosse team, which was called the Whitby Warriors. So it was Wildcats in the winter and Warriors in the summer. I was quite the predator.
Probably not. But I’m a good dancer off the ice.
Before this year it probably would’ve been Breitling watches, because they’re my favorite, but while I was in Switzerland, I had a deal with them, which was pretty nice.
No. I have a nice car. I drive a Maserati.
Viagra. That would be embarrassing.
Definitely the ladies’ room. Hands down.
Absolutely nothing, aside from a couple of shootings now and then. It’s a pretty tough place.
I’d like to think it’s a tie between quick release and skating.
I guess clothes. I like to shop at Barneys and Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue.
Salmon with honey. Night before game, day of game. Always.
[Laughs.] I’m pretty low-maintenance. My go-to cologne is Zara. I’ve been using it for four years. Other than that, I’ve never had a problem with acne or anything, so I pretty much just shower and go.
The Playboy model, we went out a couple of times. As for every female B.U. student, it’s a big school. But seriously? Every two days someone comes up to me and asks about a girl I’m supposedly seeing. I’m very single.