Getting to Know...Garth Snow
Garth Snow was born on July 28, 1969 in Wrentham, Massachusetts. He grew up in Wrentham and still considers it home.
Garth and his wife Erica have a son, Glenn. They currently reside on the north shore of Long Island. He met Erica in college and stayed close friends with her throughout his career.
GARTH'S FAVORITES THINGS
Hockey player growing up: Bobby Orr
Hockey team player growing up: Boston Bruins
Drink: Club Soda
Restaurant: Ruth's Chris Steak House
Music: Classic Rock
Band: Pearl Jam
Video Game: PSP Baseball
Car: Mercedes S55
Vacation Spot: Wrentham, MA
Sport besides hockey: Golf
Spot on LI: Any Golf Course
THE POP CULTURE CHALLENGE
Ever perchance an SI Swimsuit Magazine? Um, yeah
What's your guilty pleasure TV show? I'm not embarrassed about anything. I like Nip/Tuck
Instant message with other NHL players? No
Do you watch the OC? Nope
Ever pretend to be Billy Smith? Yes, a few times.
Play online poker? Not yet.
Do you watch Arena Football? When I get a chance.
Dig Hulk Hogan's daughter? I've seen her sing the National Anthem, but no.
Hulk Hogan or Rick Flair? Rick Flair.
Lifehouse, Ashley Simpson or Billy Joel? Lifehouse
Who's your role model off the ice? Rick DiPietro
Do you think Brad and Angelina will last? Who cares?
Will you read the Islanders yearbook this year? Yes.
Have you heard about the Milbury Incident? Which one?
TSN.ca or ESPN.com? TSN.ca
Which Islander would you like to box against? The equipment staff, if that counts
Do you miss the red line? No
Like the shoot outs? Yeah
Think the Coliseum is perfect as is? No
Ever get a speeding ticket? Yes
Ever watch reruns of "Full House"? No
Michelle Wie or Dancia Patrick? Neither
What rule would you get rid of? The instigator penalty.
Baseball, football or curling? Football
How old were you when you first started skating? Five
Team clown? Ricky
Who reminds you most of a clown? Batesy
Game on the line, penalty shot. Which shooter do you NOT want to face? Alexei Kovalev
How many times have you seen one of the three American Pie movies? At least ten
First impressions of LI? Beautiful
NYI: So what was like living in Russia last year?
GS: Well, it made me appreciate living in America more.
NYI: What made you decide to come back?
GS: I missed home.
NYI: What's it like rooming with Ricky on the road?
GS: Surprisingly, he's not as hyper in the room as he is outside.
NYI: Any funny stories?
GS: Yeah, there's a few. In Montreal I got into the room before he did and I hid in the bathroom. When he came in, I jumped out and scared the living heck out of him.
NYI: New helmet and pads for this year?
GS: Just wanted to go with something different.
NYI: What was the thought process with your new helmet?
GS: Well, I put the names of my father and brother on my helmet. I also wanted to put a lighthouse on there, which came out really good.
NYI: No Abominable Snowman anymore?
GS: With my son, I didn't want anything scary on there.