European Skater
Germany
TomKuehnhackl
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 172
LAST CLUB TEAM: Niagara, OHL
BIRTHDATE: January 21, 1992
MID RANK: 10
HOMETOWN: Landshut, DEU
FINAL RANK: 8
BORN IN: Landshut, DEU
• Kuehnhackl has committed to play for the Windsor Spitfires in the Ontario Hockey League for the 2010-11 season.

• He got his start in hockey at age five, following in his family’s footsteps -- his brother, sister and dad all played hockey in Germany. His father, Erich, had 724 goals and 1,431 points in 774 German league games in a 21-season career, and he represented West Germany in the 1976 and 1984 Olympics. He was named German hockey player of the year three times, was voted into the IIHF Hall of Fame in 1997, and was named German hockey player of the century in 2000.

• Kuehnhackl patterns his game after Sidney Crosby because “he’s a play-maker, a great skater and he’s the best player” and his most memorable game watched was seeing Crosby and the Penguins win the Stanley Cup in Game 7 of the 2009 playoffs.

• His childhood hockey idol was German NHLer Marco Sturm and if he could be any celebrity for a day it would be Vin Diesel.

FAVORITES

NHL team: Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL player: Sidney Crosby
Shootout move: “Mike Ribeiro against the Los Angeles Kings”
Movie: The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Hangover
TV show: Two and a Half Men
Book: Hockey News
Website: facebook.com
Home-cooked meal: Schweinebraten (German pot roast)