Get to Know...Zach Cohen

Photos courtesy of Steven Christy
Rookie left wing Zach Cohen enters his first full AHL season in '10-11. Cohen previously spent his last four seasons at Boston University, where he helped BU win their fifth national championship in '08-09, while compiling 18 points (13g/5a) in 41 games. After seeing limited time with the Monsters last season, Cohen looks for an increased role on the ice this season.

How does it feel to play in front of great fans, and what can that mean for a game?: It's really a lot of fun, it can really get a team going when the fans are into the game.

Name a song you would recommend for warm-ups:  I'm Me - Lil Wayne

What is your favorite way to relax on a non-game day?: I like to either play video games or golf.

Describe a pre-game ritual you like to go through to prepare for a game: I like to play soccer, then jump in the shower.

Who was your favorite hockey team and player while growing up?: I really liked the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Jaromir Jagr was my favorite player.

Could any of your Monsters teammates be a celebrity look-a-like?: Yes, Greg Mauldin looks like Mos Def

Favorite sports movie:
Caddy Shack

Favorite "junk" food: Peanut M&M's

As a kid, for a while, I wanted to be: a firefighter

Female celebrity you'd most like to meet: Kate Beckinsale

Favorite TV shows: Family Guy, American Dad, Heroes, The Office, and Modern Family

Funniest TV character: Michael Scott - The Office

Favorite "Family Guy" clip: Stewie and Brian eat Meg's hair pie.

Scariest movie: IT

Favorite movie comedy: I Love You, Man

Favorite or most-used "movie quote": "Easy Rod" - Super Troopers

"Toughest guy" in movies: Jason Statham

Favorite winter holiday movie: "Jingle All the Way"

Best animated movie: Up

Nickname: Ziti

Ever met a "Hollywood celebrity?": Walter Matthau was my great uncle in-law.

Favorite Halloween costume?:  Luigi when I was 6 years old.

Favorite Star Wars character:  Han Solo

Favorite toy as a kid: Baseball bat

Age you started playing hockey: 3

Other than hockey, best part of winter: Snowballs

When you hear the word "Ohio", you think of: Ohio State

Favorite "80's" band: Journey

Best subject in high school: Gym class

Best sport you play, other than hockey: Soccer

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