Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes Home Gila River Arena
click map Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Mobile App Newsletter
  • RSS

Twitter Takeover: Devan Dubnyk

Friday, 08.22.2014 / 5:37 PM MT / Features
Arizona Coyotes
Share with your Friends

Twitter Takeover: Devan Dubnyk

EDITOR'S NOTE: Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk answered questions from fans on Friday on the team's official Twitter account:

"Hello everybody. This is Devan Dubnyk and I'm ready to start answering your questions so let's get started... #AskDubnyk"


Question from @TheDerrickHolt: If you weren't a hockey player, what would you be doing?

"It's tough to imagine doing anything but hockey. The easy choice would be golf but I'm no good at that."

Question from: @puckstopper: ‏What jersey # will you wear? How about your mask concept?

"I'll be wearing #40. My mask will have Doc Holliday/Wyatt Earp themed giraffes on each side. It looks awesome!"

Question from: @DANger_Zone_16: what do you think about reuniting with Gagner?

"I'm very excited. Sam's a good friend and it's a big bonus for me to have him there with me on a new team."

Question from: @PHXSportsHub: How much of an advantage do you feel that your height gives you in net?

"It's definitely an advantage but only if I play strong positionally so I focus on doing that."

Photo by Getty Images.

Question from: @WedOct31: what nickname do you LIKE to be called ( have to get my sign ready )

"Any form of my last name, but it's always fun when friends come up with a unique nickname. We'll see if that happens."

Question from: @rieger_35: do you have any special pre game rituals, or walk into each game differently?

"I do have a routine. I'm not superstitious, in case I can't follow it, but there are too many things to list here."

Question from: @eddiemac3: what was your welcome to the NHL moment? Besides the draft.

"My NHL debut on Hockey Night in Canada in VAN. I came in off the bench down 4-0. Crowd was crazy & so were my nerves."

Question from: @NotVijuente: favourite pregame meal?

"I like chicken/salmon with veggies and pasta with Rose sauce."

Question from @chaseavelar: are you looking forward to a fresh start in Arizona?

"Very much so. Last year was a tough year. I'm excited to forget about it & there's no better place to do it than AZ."

Question from: @Jackie_22: favorite team growing up?

"I moved so much that I didn't really have a favorite team. I usually cheered for the home team wherever I was."

Question from: @azcoyotedog: would you ever consider playing goalie without a mask like in the old days?

"No way! Not to discredit bravery of past goalies but pucks get raised a little higher/easier now w/ the new sticks."

Question from: @toohottoyandle: what's your second fav sport?

"Golf. I try to play once a week & I'm excited to maybe play a little in the winter for the 1st time in my life."

Question from: @JeanneRuairi: hi Devan what is something you're looking forward to this season?

"I'm looking forward to a fresh start & the chance to play on a new, hardworking team that's always competitive."

Question from: @Mackaddie: Who was your goalie idol growing up?

"When I 1st started playing goal in Calgary, Fred Brathwaite was the Flames goalie. I watched him & he became my favorite."

Question from: @GrecekC: What do you like the most about the new team?

"The Coyotes are always competitive & I'm excited to work w/ Sean Burke. Everyone tells me he's one of the best coaches."

Photo by Norm Hall.

Question from: @Woodguy55: thoughts on longer goalie stick?

"There was an adjustment period at first but overall I didn't mind it."

Question from: @TBog23: Besides Gagner, do you already know some of the guys on the team? If so, who?

"I know some of the guys. I just skated w/ Schlemko & Chipchura this week & I know Smitty & Yandle & Doaner a little bit."

Question from: @CrazyWicki: Why goalie?

"I was always defensive minded playing sports as a kid. For a reason I can't recall I just decided to play goal one year."

"Thanks to everybody who sent a question today. I'm sorry there wasn't enough time for me to get to more. See you in 2014-15 - Devan Dubnyk" is the official Web site of the Arizona Coyotes. The Arizona Coyotes and are trademarks of IceArizona Hockey Co LLC, NHL, NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL Logos and marks NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 2016 The Arizona Coyotes and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Contact Us