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Introducing... defenseman Jack Dougherty


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Aug. 14, 2014

MADISON, Wis. -- With the 2014-15 Wisconsin men's hockey season fast-approaching, UWBadgers.com probes beyond what fans will see on the ice to introduce the 11 newest members of the Badgers by shedding light on their likes, dislikes and personalities. First up in the series is defenseman Jack Dougherty.

Selected by the Nashville Predators in the second round (51st overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Dougherty skated with the USA National Team Development Program's Under-18 Team during the 2013-14 season. He tallied 21 points (seven goals, 14 assists), including the go-ahead tally in a 5-2 victory over the Czech Republic in the gold medal game of the 2014 IIHF U18 World Championship. Last August at the 2013 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Dougherty led all defensemen with three points (one goal, two assists) en route to a second-place finish for the United States. The Cottage Grove, Minn, native won two Minnesota Class A state championships (2012, 2013) playing for his high school, St. Thomas Academy, prior to debuting with the U.S. NTDP. During the 2012-13 season, Dougherty put up 35 points (five goals, 30 assists) and was awarded all-conference and all-state recognition. He gathered nine assists and 10 points in his first year with St. Thomas Academy.

Dougherty will wear No. 4 for a jersey number. The last Badger to wear No. 4 was defenseman Eric Springer (2008-12), while some high-profile Badgers like Ryan Suter, Davis Drewiske, Gary Suter and UW's first All-American John Jagger all wore the number.

Favorites:
Athlete: Josh Hamilton
NHL player: Nick Lidstrom
Sports team: St. Paul Saints
School subject: Gym
Food: Grilled chicken with pasta
Movie: Lone Survivor
Superhero: Captain America
Video game: NHL 14
App: Instagram
Musician: Wiz Khalifa
Book: Unbroken
Hockey memory: Winning a gold medal at the 2014 U-18 World Championships
Vacation spot: Lake Vermillion in Minnesota
Thing about your country: Freedom
Summer Olympics event: Gymnastics floor routine

Questions:
TV show I never miss(ed): How I Met Your Mother
How many songs on your iPod: 600
First pro sports event you attended: Minnesota Wild game
Age you started playing hockey: 3
Fantasy job: GM of an NHL team
Biggest fear: Spiders, heights
Before each game I: Eat the same thing, go through the same routine, always put the right side of my equipment on first
Childhood hero: Nick Lidstrom
Most famous person you've met: Waka Flocka Flame at an airport in Amsterdam
Magazine subscription: USA Hockey
Dream car: Blacked-out Range Rover
Hobbies/interests: Fishing, baseball, sleeping, going up North
If you could have dinner with any two living people, they would be: Wiz Khalifa and Leonardo DiCaprio
If you could have dinner with any people in history, they would be: George Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.
Autobiography title: Against All Odds
Greatest invention of the last 100 years: iPhone
Coolest Halloween costume: Tornado
For me, playing college hockey is: A dream come true
Greatest inspiration: Watching players raise the Stanley Cup and imagining myself doing it
In 10 years, I hope to be: Playing in the NHL
Reality show you could win: Family Feud
Why did you come to Wisconsin: Campus, tradition, track record of developing NHL defenseman, to help win a national championship
What would be your pro wrestling name: Taco Libre
Worst movie you've ever seen: Ratatouille
If you could have one super power, it would be: Speed
If you could be the president of any company, it would be: Apple
Worst household chore: Cleaning the bathroom
Go-to meal when making one yourself: Chicken and veggies
Where do you like sitting on the bus for road trips: Back
Best place to be stuck waiting: My bed
If you could give your life savings to a charity, it would be: Hockey Fights Cancer
What are you a self-proclaimed expert at: Ping pong
If you had one wish, it would be: To have a 20-year NHL career
What do you want your famous last words to be: Just grind

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