HEAD OF THE DRAFT CLASS: QUICK QUESTIONS WITH ALL-STAR KAYLA TUTINO

By hannahcstuart, CWHL  (Originally published Jan. 17 on www.thecwhl.com)

If Kayla Tutino had a super power, it would be to fly. Before you watch her fly around the ice at the All-Star game, learn more about her in her All-Star player profile.

let’s get personal
NAME: Kayla Tutino

NICKNAME: Tino

HOMETOWN: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

UNIVERSITY: Boston University


about you

WHAT DID YOU STUDY AT UNIVERSITY? BS in Communication, MSC in Administrative Studies

WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER, WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP? I wanted to become a dentist.

WHO HAS INFLUENCED YOU THE MOST IN YOUR LIFE? My parents.

WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT? Graduating from college with a Masters.


hockey

FAVOURITE HOCKEY TEAM? Montreal Canadiens

FAVOURITE HOCKEY PLAYER? Women’s: Cassie Campbell was my favourite player, especially when I watched her play in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. I liked her playing style and her leadership.

Men’s: Saku Koivu. He was the face of the Montreal Canadiens franchise when I was growing up as a Habs fan—captain, accomplished goal scorer, and cancer survivor.

WHEN AND WHY DID YOU FIRST START PLAYING HOCKEY? I started at the age of 4 years old because I used to watch my two older brothers play hockey.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HOCKEY MEMORY? Winning four straight Hockey East Championships at Boston University.

DO YOU HAVE ANY PRE-GAME RITUALS OR SUPERSTITIONS? Yes. I always put my right skate on, and tape my stick a certain way.

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND YOUR JERSEY NUMBER? 8 has always been a family number, and my lucky number. I got to wear it in high school, college, and now the CWHL.

HOW WOULD YOUR TEAMMATES DESCRIBE YOU? Easygoing, friendly, the girl with the funny accent

WHO IS THE FUNNIEST PERSON ON YOUR TEAM? Nicole Giannino

IF YOU COULD PLAY WITH ONE HOCKEY PLAYER, WHO WOULD IT BE? Connor McDavid

WHAT’S YOUR PRE-GAME PUMP-UP MUSIC? Drake, Tiesto.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PRE-GAME MEAL? Pasta

WHAT’S THE HARDEST PART OF BEING A FEMALE HOCKEY PLAYER? Getting fans to recognize women’s sports.


the lighter side

WHAT HOGWARTS HOUSE WOULD YOU BE IN? Gryffindor

HOW LONG WOULD YOU LAST IN THE HUNGER GAMES? Who knows…

IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPERPOWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE? If I could have a superpower, it would be to fly.

MOST EMBARRASSING CELEBRITY CRUSH? Don’t really have one.

MOST EMBARRASSING FASHION TREND YOU GAVE INTO? Crocs.


favourites

FOOD: Pasta

MOVIE: Count of Monte Cristo

TV SHOW: Modern Family

MUSIC: Rap/Techno

ARTIST/BAND: Drake, Tiesto, The Chainsmokers

SONG RIGHT NOW: The Chainsmokers — Closer

BOOK All The Way My Life on Ice — Jordin Tootoo

COLOUR: Yellow

SPORT TO WATCH: Soccer

TOP 3 LADY HEROES: My Mom, Superwoman

LAST BOOK YOUR READ: All The Way My Life on Ice — Jordin Tootoo

LAST PERSON YOU CALLED: Mom


this or that

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL

CATS OR DOGS

SPIDERMAN OR BATMAN

SCARY FILMS OR HAPPY ENDINGS

SUMMER OR WINTER

DARK, MILK, OR WHITE CHOCOLATE

HEELS, FLATS, OR SNEAKERS

IPHONE OR ANDROID

COFFEE OR TEA

SWEET OR SOUR

COOKIES OR CAKE

MOVIE OR BOOK

HAMBURGERS OR HOTDOGS

BONUS: ARE HOTDOGS SANDWICHES? NO

MONEY OR FAME

SNOWBOARDING OR SKIING

TV SHOW OR MOVIE

PIZZA OR PASTA