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 met Steven Mather and today we hear from Sam Gilmore. Come back tomorrow to hear from Jake Gammachia. For links to all of the past Tauros 20 Questions look to the bottom of this page.
The Tauros tendered Sam Gilmore early last tender season. At 6’4” and 185 lbs., Gilmore continues to add size to the Tauros forward corps. Playing the last two seasons in the Tier 1 Elite League for the Colorado Rampage U18, Gilmore posted eight goals and 21 assists in 56 games played. With his size Gilmore will relied upon to bring a physical presence to the ice immediately. If he can bring offense along as well, he will be a consistent contributor on the Tauros bottom six.
From the Coach’s Office: Sam is another big bodied forward that we added up front. Coming off a nice year with the Colorado Rampage, Sam's big frame and skill set make him a solid addition. He protects the puck well, works the corners, and gets to the dirty areas. Sam will be a key to our forecheck and will be relied on for a physical presence. – Head Coach Marty Murray
Do you have a nickname: Happy
Older/younger siblings: Older brother, 25. Older sister 31
Favorite NHL team/player: Steven stamkos.
Why (if you did) did you pick your number: Peter Forsberg wore the number, he was my favorite player as a child.
Pregame routine: none
Ideal pregame meal: chicken Alfredo
Any hockey superstitions: none
Best hockey memory: going to nationals first year u18
Personal goals for this season: to be a good contributor, on and off the ice.
Favorite school subject: biology
Favorite vacation spot: Lake Granby, CO
Favorite zoo animal: Elephants
Favorite junk food: cheeseburger
Favorite musician: Mötley Crüe
What song would you sing for Karaoke: Sweet Home Alabama
Favorite cartoon as a kid: Sponge Bob
Hidden talent: I'm a very good artist
Who is your dream date: Jennifer Aniston, even through she's old enough to be my mom.
Who would play you in a movie: Tom Cruise
If you could go back in time when/where would you go: The 1980's so I could rock n roll!