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 veteran forward #19 Kyle Craddick.
Craddick is one of three Tauros who played for the Ohio Blue Jackets U18 (T1EHL), along with goalies Eric Dop and Austin Park. In two seasons for the Jackets Craddick posted 8 goals and 18 assists in 61 games. While his offensive numbers do not jump off the page, he defensive game is what the Tauros coaches believe will keep him on the roster.
From the Coaches’ Office: Kyle is a reliable two-way center that I could see fitting into the role of a shutdown center, as well as providing some offensive production. We have some holes in our penalty kill unit, and I think Kyle could do a good job filling one of them. – Marty Murray
Do you have a nickname: Crads
Older/younger siblings: Older Brother Adam 29
Favorite NHL team/player: Detroit Red Wings/ Pavel Datsyuk
What inspired you to start playing hockey: My Dad
Pregame routine: Stretch, Play soccer or sewer, Stretch again, tape my stick, then start getting dressed.
Ideal pregame meal: Jimmy Johns Club Lulu
Any hockey superstitions: Everything I put on has to be left first.
Best hockey memory: U-18 Jackets, My first year winning the T1EHL and making it to Nationals
Aside from people, what will you miss most from home: My house and car
Do you believe in ghosts or aliens: Yes
Favorite vacation spot: Pickerel River in Canada
Least favorite word: Moist
Favorite candy bar: Mr. Goodbar
Favorite pizza topping: Pepperoni
What song would you sing for Karaoke:
Favorite cartoon as a kid: Spongebob
Do you have a hidden talent: Baseball
What’s your dream car: Ferrari
If you could have one superpower what would it be: To fly
If you had to go on a reality show which one would you choose: Survivor