Nelson Home Building Centre Leafs Player Profile of the Week — Aaron Dunlap
Anyone how has seen Aaron Dunlap off the ice knows this is one fashion-conscious hockey player.
However, on the ice fashion goes right out the window as the Alaska native looks to power his way past the opposition as one of the Leafs’ top centermen.
Dunlap has continued the Alaskan pipeline that has produced such stars as Nik Newman.
Day by day as the Nelson Leafs march toward hosting the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup, The Nelson Daily.com, in conjunction with Nelson Home Building Centre present the Leafs Player Profile of the Week.
This week we take a look at Anchorage, Alaska native Aaron Dunlap, who will be counted on a lot more after Nelson lost center Jamie Vlanich to Junior A Langley Rivermen.
Dunlap & Company gets their first test Friday in Spokane against the Braves before returning to host Osoyoos Coyotes Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.
Nelson Home Building Centre Leafs Player Profile of the Week
Name: Aaron Dunlap
Place of birth: Anchorage, Alaska
Height: 6 feet
Weight: 185 pounds
Years in Hockey: 14
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
Favorite NHL Player: Joe Thorton
Favorite NHL Team: San Jose Sharks
Favorite Music: Rap, Country
Pre-Game Meal: Sushi or Pasta
Biggest accomplishment in hockey: Going undefeated en route to winning the First National High School Cup Championship with Diamond High School
Other interests: Skiing, outdoor activities and family
The Nelson Daily: What are your strengths as a player?
Aaron Dunlap: I have a big body and use it to my advantage. I have good vision on the ice and can score.
TND: What are your team goals this season?
A.D.: The goal this season is win the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title and then, the Cyclone Taylor Cup.
TND: What are your individual goals this season and beyond?
A.D.:Contribute to the totals of points and be an asset to the team.
TND: Explain how did you came to play hockey for the Leafs?
A.D: I was told by about the team by (Leaf Alumni) Nik Newman, who was my line mate at an NAHL Main Camp.
TND: What’s the difference between hockey in Alaska and hockey in Canada?
A.D.: Canadian hockey is totally different. There’s a lot more hitting in Canada and a lot of skill and a lot bigger guys playing the game in Canada.
TND: Are you still the fashion conscious player on the team.
A.D.: Yes, I love to look good. And I know the fans love it when I wear the plaid pants.
TND: Where do you hope to be next year? 5 years? 10 years?
A.D: I hope to own my own business and to be starting a family.