How well do you know ... Sean Couturier? 11/8
I hope you're familiar with the rules of "How well do you know...," which is a season-long trivia contest this blog is hosting. A rules refresher: Once a week, I'll ask a Phantoms player five trivia questions from preselected categories and see who gets the most right over the course of the season. Let's begin.
I've turned the players' answers white so you can play along at home. To reveal the right answers, highlight the text. Here's Sean Couturier:
The No. 8 pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, Sean Couturier scored 27 points in 77 games with the Philadelphia Flyers last season. He became one of the key contributors to Philadelphia's playoff success, scoring a hat trick and shutting down Evgeni Malkin in a first-round series win over Pittsburgh. Teammate Jaromir Jagr compared him to Ron Francis, calling Couturier the team's best defensive forward -- as a teenager. This season, he's focusing on his offense. He leads the team with eight assists and ranks second on the Phantoms with 10 points in 9 games.
Sean, how well do you know your ...
Hometown: You were born in Phoenix, but you grew up in Bathurst, New Brunswick. That city's QMJHL franchise, the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, was formerly based in Laval, Quebec, where what future Hall of Famer scored 282 points in 70 QMJHL games before he graduated to the NHL?
Couturier's answer: Mario Lemieux
Correct answer: Mario Lemieux
Teammates: The National Hockey League cancelled the 2013 Winter Classic last week. Two of your teammates scored their first NHL goal in past Winter Classics. Name them.
Couturier's answer: Brayden Schenn and Danny Syvret
Correct answer: Brayden Schenn and Danny Syvret
Sports news: What men's college basketball team was ranked No. 1 in the AP's preseason poll?
Couturier's answer: I have no idea.
Correct answer: Indiana
Adirondack hockey history: The National Hockey League's all-time penalty minutes leader played eight games for the Adirondack Red Wings in the 1984-85 season. Who is he?
Couturier's answer: I don't know.
Correct answer: Dave "Tiger" Williams
Sports movies: What was the name of Paul Newman's character in Slap Shot?
Couturier's answer: Reggie Dunlop
Correct answer: Reggie Dunlop
Couturier's score: 3/5.
Until next time,