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Introducing... defenseman Jake Linhart

Aug. 28, 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 defenseman Jake Linhart.

Linhart played for the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) for the past two years. He gathered two goals and 20 points last season after posting a goal and seven assists in 2012-13. In four playoff contests with the Gamblers he assisted on one goal. The son of a former Badger men's golfer, Linhart skated for the Chicago Mission U-16 squad before joining Green Bay.

Linhart is the first Badger since the 2010-11 season to wear No. 10, when Patrick Johnson finished his UW career. Others who have worn the number over the years include Robbie Earl, John Newberry and Mark Johnson, among others. 

Athlete: Rafael Nadal
NHL player: Duncan Keith
Sports team: Chicago Blackhawks
School subject: History
Food: Salmon or burritos
Movie: Lone Survivor
Superhero: Batman
Video game: Halo 3
App: Clash of Clans or Twitter
Musician: Luke Bryan
Breakfast cereal: Cap’n Crunch
Hockey memory: Playing for Chicago Mission
Vacation spot: Fort Myers, Florida
Thing about your country: ‘Merica and freedom
Summer Olympics event: Women’s beach volleyball

TV show you never miss: Breaking Bad
How many songs on your iPod: 162
First pro sports event you attended: Milwaukee Brewers game
Age you started playing hockey: 5
Fantasy job: Owning a successful restaurant
Biggest fear: Heights or insects
Before each game I: Play soccer
Childhood hero: Batman
Dream car: BMW 24
Hobbies/interests: Ping pong, Xbox 360, soccer, golf, tennis
If you could play another sport at UW, it would be: Golf
Hidden talent nobody knows about: Juggling
If you could have dinner with any two living people, they would be: Erik Karlsson and Duncan Keith
If you could have dinner with any two people in history, they would be: Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr.
Greatest invention of the last 100 years: iPhone
Coolest Halloween costume: Batman
For me, playing college hockey is: Fun and exciting
Greatest inspiration: My dad
In 10 years, I hope to be: Playing hockey
Reality show you could win: Real World – The Challenge
Why did you come to Wisconsin: I grew up in Wisconsin and always loved the Badgers
What would be your pro wrestling name: Jacked Jake
Worst movie you’ve ever seen: Gravity
If you could have one super power, it would be: Super Speed
If you could be the president of any company, it would be: Nike
Worst household chore: Washing dishes
Go-to meal when making one yourself: Buttered noodles and salad
Where do you like sitting on the bus for road trips: Back
Best place to be stuck waiting: Airports
If you could give your life savings to a charity, it would be: UNICEF
What are you a self-proclaimed expert at: Cooking
If you had one wish, it would be: To have more wishes

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