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WE ASKED… #91 TROY LAJEUNESSE

Date of Birth - May 20, 1997
Position - LW
Age - 26
Height - 175 cm / 5'9"
Place of Birth - Dokis, Ontario, Canada
Weight - 73 kg / 161 lbs
Shoots - Left
OHL Career –  2014 to 2017 with the Sarnia Sting then split season 2018/19 with the Sudbury Wolves and Erie Otters
USports Career – 2018 to 2023 with the University of Prince Edward Island
Professional Career – 2023 with the Savannah Ghost Pirates of the East Coast Hockey League
 

What other sports did you play growing up? – Baseball

Who has been the biggest influence on your career so far? – My parents were definitely the biggest influence on my career. They gave me everything I ever needed to be the player I am today

Who is the best player you have played with? – Jordan Kyrou (St Louis Blues)

Who is the best player you have played against? – Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers)

What is the most memorable game you have played in? – First ever OHL Playoff game for the Sarnia Sting against the Erie Otters who had Connor McDavid. We won 3-2 on the road but lost the next four to be eliminated.

What is your favourite/least favourite rink to play in? – My least favourite is the Harry Lumley Arena in Owen Sound and as I went and watched games there as a kid one of my favourites is the Sudbury Community Arena, an Auld Barn like Kirkcaldy

If you could make one rule change in hockey, what would it be and why? -I would like them to take shootouts out of the game because I think shootouts are a coin flip on who wins the game

Which hockey team do you cheer for/which one do you root against? – I cheer for the Washington Capitals  and I cheer against the Pittsburgh Penguins

Most admired hockey player and why? – Sidney Crosby because of the way he approaches the game and how he always has time for his fans

What would be your best piece of advice for youngsters starting in hockey? – Keep hockey fun

What do you consider to be the strongest part of your game and where are you trying to improve? – Strongest part of my game is probably my work ethic and skating and I’m trying to improve on my strength and size

Pre-game routine? – Stretch and Bike

Pre-game meal? – Fish and sweet potatoes

Any gameday superstitions? – None

Favourite other sport(s) to play? – Golf & Baseball

Favourite other sport(s) to watch? – Golf

Favourite athlete (non-hockey)? – Tiger Woods

Favourite sports team (non-hockey)? – Toronto Blue Jays

Which do you prefer books or movies? – Movies, I love Step Brothers

Favourite TV show(s)? – Family Guy

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? – Chicken Parm

Favourite beverage (non-alcoholic/alcoholic)? – Powerade

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be? – Tiger Woods, Alex Ovechkin, Justin Bieber, Morgan Wallen

Favourite singer/music/band? – Justin Bieber, Morgan Wallen

What is your favourite vacation destination? – Florida

What was your favourite and least favourite subject in school? – Favourite was gym and least favourite was Math

What is your go to Karaoke song? – Something – Morgan Wallen

If you could join any past or current music group which would it be and in what capacity? (guitar/vocals/drummer etc) – Drummer for Justin Bieber

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it? – Laj

If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have? – I’d want to be Iron-Man

What three items would you take with you on a desert island? – Xbox, Baseball, Baseball Glove

How many languages do you speak? – English

If not a hockey player what occupation would you have? – Teacher or Golf coach

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