Breaking the Ice with Brad Navin

<b>Brad Navin<b>

Brad Navin

Sept. 19, 2011

MADISON, Wis.-- With the first game of the men’s hockey season less than three weeks away, we begin to look at the newest members of the Badgers, by getting to know their likes, dislikes and personalities a little better.

We continue with forward Brad Navin: Navin comes to the Badgers straight out of Waupaca High School where he was named Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association First-Team All-State his junior and senior seasons. As a junior, Navin led all Wisconsin skaters with 53 goals and 92 points in 25 games. Last season, despite skating in just 14 games, Navin scored 29 goals and 52 points and was named a Wisconsin Mr. Hockey finalist. Navin collected 129 goals and 231 points in his high school career and was drafted in the seventh round (197th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. Navin also won the 2008 WIAA division 3 state football championship with Waupaca High School.

Favorite athlete: Aaron Rodgers
Favorite NHL player: Jonathan Toews
Favorite sports team: The Green Bay Packers
Favorite school subject: Math
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite movie: Step Brothers
Favorite superhero: Superman
Favorite video game: Brett Hull ‘95 (Super Nintendo)
Favorite musician: Kenny Chesney
Favorite book: Hockey Tough
Favorite breakfast cereal: Frosted Flakes
TV show you never miss: Entourage
First pro sports event you attended: Green Bay Packers game
Age started playing hockey: 4
First job: Helping grandpa with masonry work
Biggest fear: Snakes
Childhood hero: Wayne Gretzky
Magazine subscription: USA Hockey
Hobbies/ Interests: Hunting, fishing, golfing
If I could play another UW sport, it would be: Football
Greatest invention of the last 100 years: Cell phone
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
Why did you come to Wisconsin? Great coaching, great hockey tradition, home-state school, great academics
If you could have one super power, what would it be: Flying
If you could be president of any company, which one: Microsoft
Worst household chore: Cleaning the bathroom
Favorite thing about your country? Freedom
Favorite event in the summer Olympics: Soccer
Celebrity crush: Erin Andrews

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