As the season approaches we will be giving you a chance to meet the new Tauros as well as learn a little more about the returning players by asking them 20 questions. We will be going in number order. Yesterday we heard from Cam McClure and today we hear from Sam Fuss. Come back tomorrow to hear from Lucas Murray. For links to all of the past Tauros 20 Questions look to the bottom of this page.
Sam Fuss comes to Minot after playing for Edina High School in Minnesota. At 5’9” and 180 lbs. Fuss will be the smallest member of the Tauros defense corps. Fuss plays bigger than his size however as he already has shown a willingness to battle in the tough areas in preseason. Last season for Edina, Fuss posted five goals and 10 assists in 25 games. With only seven defenseman in Minot to start the season, Fuss, a 1997 birth year will have to jump right in. So far he has shown that he can.
From the Coach’s Office: Sam came in with big expectations and he has not disappointed. He played in all four pre season games and looked like a seasoned vet. Sam does everything well, and is a shot blocking machine. Even though it's his fist season with us, it's easy to see he's a natural leader. – Head Coach Marty Murray
Do you have a nickname: Fusser
Older/younger siblings: 1 younger brother
Favorite NHL team/player: Toronto Maple Leafs / Ducan Keith
Why (if you did) did you pick your number: My grandpa wore the number 22 when he played his college hockey at the university of Wisconsin
Pregame routine: Listen to music, tape my stick, stretch, and stick handle
Ideal pregame meal: Mac and Cheese
Any hockey superstitions: Always have Mac and cheese before games
Best hockey memory: Winning the Minnesota high school hockey state tournament
Personal goals for this season: Become a more offensive defenseman and become more physical and get out of my comfort zone to help my game become stronger overall.
Favorite school subject: Math
Favorite vacation spot: Puerta Vallarda, Mexico
Favorite zoo animal: Flamingo
Favorite junk food: Chips and queso
Favorite musician: John Mayer
What song would you sing for Karaoke: Living on a Prayer
Favorite cartoon as a kid: Scooby Doo
Hidden talent: Decorating cut out cookies
Who is your dream date: Emma Watson
Who would play you in a movie: Ryan Gosling
If you could go back in time when/where would you go: Winning the state tournament