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Introducing... Cullen Hurley


Aug. 27, 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.

Next up in the series is forward Cullen Hurley.

Hurley took the ice for the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League (USHL) for the past two years. As one of two team captains during the 2013-14 campaign, Hurley posted 12 points in 55 game. He recorded 12 goals and 25 points in 66 games for the Lumberjacks the season prior. Hurley skated in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) for the Aberdeen Wings in 2011-12, registering 26 points (six goals, 20 assists) in 45 games. In three years at Academy of Holy Angels, the 6-2 forward amassed 47 goals and 107 points in 80 contests. Hurley served as captain in his final season with the team. He also skated with current UW senior Joseph LaBate while at Holy Angels.

Hurley will don No. 25, the same worn the last four seasons by All-American Michael Mersch. Others who have worn the number over the years include A.J. Degenhardt, Paul Ranheim and Bruce Driver, among others.

Athlete: Adrian Peterson
NHL player: Ryan Suter
Sports team: Minnesota Wild
School subject: History
Food: Chipotle burrito
Movie: Shawshank Redemption
Superhero: Batman
Video game: NHL
App: Twitter
Musician: Queen
Book: Lone Survivor
Breakfast cereal: Frosted Flakes
Hockey memory: Scoring an overtime goal against Green Bay in the USHL
Vacation spot: My cabin in Nisswa, Minnesota

TV show you never miss: Friends
How many songs on your iPod: 600
First pro sports event you attended: Minnesota Twins game
Age you started playing hockey: 3
First job: Skating instructor for kids
Fantasy job: Pro golfer
Biggest fear: Bees
Before each game I: Take a hot shower in the dark
Childhood hero: Wayne Gretzky
Most famous person you've met: Eddie Murphy in New York in 2010
Dream car: Jaguar
Hobbies/interests: Playing the piano
If I could play another sport at UW, it would be: Basketball
Hidden talent nobody knows about: Playing the piano
If you could have dinner with any two living people, it would be: Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson
If you could have dinner with any people in history, they would be: The Beatles
Greatest invention of the last 100 years: Air conditioning
For me, playing college hockey is: A dream come true
Greatest inspiration: My family
In 10 years, what do you hope to be doing: Playing in the NHL
Reality show you could win: Family Feud
Why did you come to Wisconsin: Great hockey program, great school and not too far from home
What would be your pro wrestling name: Bane
Worst movie you've ever seen: The Last Airbender
If you could have one super power, it would be: Teleportation
If you could be the president of any company, it would be: Facebook

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