Tauros 20 Questions: Eric Dop

Sep 18, 2016

Minot, ND – As the 2016/17 NAHL season draws near we are giving Tauros fans a chance to meet all of the new members of the club as well as learn a little more about the returning Tauros.  We will play 20 questions with a different Tauro every day from now until the NAHL Showcase going in number order, today we catch up with rookie goaltender #35 Eric Dop.

Eric Dop comes in already committed to NCAA DI Bowling Green.  His name may sound familiar to Tauro fans as he played one game for the Tauros last season as an affiliate player.  The Tauros won that game 7-1 over the Aberdeen Wings on the last day before the NAHL Christmas break with Dop stopping 30 of the 31 shots he faced.  Splitting time with Tauro teammate Austin Park last season for the Tier 1 Elite League’s Ohio Blue Jackets U1 team Dop played 18 games posting 1.47 GAA and .952 SV%.

From the Coaches’ Office: Eric has had a very solid camp. He is positionally sound and he hasn’t let a bad goal in during our exhibition season. He’s met our expectations in training camp and there is a lot of calmness in his game. – Marty Murray

20 Questions  

Do you have a nickname: Dopper

Older/younger siblings: older brother Ryan, younger sister Abbey

Favorite NHL team/player: Columbus BlueJackets/ Carey Price

What inspired you to start playing hockey: The BlueJackets coming to town

Pregame routine: juggle, listen to headphones in private, pray

Ideal pregame meal: pasta with chicken

Any hockey superstitions: can’t look at the clock, have to skate to the corners in the right order

Best hockey memory: going to nationals u16 year

Aside from people, what will you miss most from home: my dogs

Do you believe in ghosts or aliens: neither

Favorite vacation spot: Hilton Head, SC

Least favorite word: moist

Favorite candy bar: Snickers

Favorite pizza topping: pepperoni and Mushroom

What song would you sing for Karaoke: live like you were dying

Favorite cartoon as a kid: spongebob

Do you have a hidden talent: None

What’s your dream car: Audi R8

If you could have one superpower what would it be: invisibility

If you had to go on a reality show which one would you choose: Jersey Shore