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10 Questions with ... Raffi Torres

Winger is excited to be playing in Columbus and to watch Rick Nash every night

Tuesday, 07.15.2008 / 12:18 PM / Features
By Rob Mixer  - BlueJackets.com

The Blue Jackets have added six new players to the roster via trade and free agency since the NHL Entry Draft in June.

BlueJackets.com will ask these new players 10 questions to help YOU the fans get to know them better before the puck drops on the 2008-09 season.

We talked with winger Raffi Torres first:

 

BlueJackets.com: What were your first impressions about Columbus and the Blue Jackets after learning you had been traded?

RT: I was shocked, obviously. But at the same time, I was just looking forward to coming here.

 

BlueJackets.com: Are you excited to be here in Columbus after being in Edmonton for a while?

RT: For sure. It's a new start for me, and the past couple of years weren't that great. I'm ready for it, and we'll see how it goes.

 


BlueJackets.com:
What did you know about Columbus (the city) prior to coming here?

RT: I didn't know a whole lot about Columbus, to be honest. I've heard a lot about the (Ohio State) football team and how popular it is here. Other than that, not a whole lot.

 


BlueJackets.com:
Are you looking forward to playing with any specific people in Columbus?

RT: I played with Mike Peca in Edmonton, so I'm looking forward to that. I played juniors with (defenseman Rostislav Klesla) in Brampton. It's going to be fun to watch Rick Nash play every night, too.

 


BlueJackets.com: Describe your style of play.

RT: As a hockey player, I'm a gritty guy, I like to battle. Just dump the puck in and go get it. I like to get in your face and work hard, get in there and crash and bang. Of course, I like to score some goals occasionally, too.

 


BlueJackets.com: What is your favorite NHL arena?

RT: I've always liked playing in Dallas (American Airlines Center - pictured to the right).

 


BlueJackets.com:
When did you start playing hockey?

RT: Well, I started playing when I was eight years old. My older brother played, and that's how I got started.

 


BlueJackets.com:
How would your teammates describe your personality?

RT: Oh, gosh. I don't know. Hopefully, they see me as a good guy in the locker room, one that keeps everyone loose.

 


BlueJackets.com:
What are your hobbies, etc. during the off-season?

RT: As far as the off-season goes, I like to play golf. During the summer, I don't do much else (laughing).

 

BlueJackets.com: Dinner and a movie: downtown or at home? Why?

RT: Definitely out. I love to go out.

 

Thanks, Raffi and welcome to the Blue Jackets!

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 1 1 1 0 2
D. MacKenzie 1 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 1 1 0 1 1
B. Dubinsky 1 0 1 1 1
B. Jenner 1 0 1 -1 1
F. Tyutin 1 0 0 -1 0
J. Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0
B. Comeau 1 0 0 -1 0
N. Nikitin 1 0 0 0 0
J. Skille 1 0 0 -1 0
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 0 1 0 .875 4.07
 
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