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Breaking the Ice with Eddie Wittchow

ON WISCONSIN <b>A native of Burnsville, Minn., Eddie Wittchow's childhood hero is Brett Favre, would play lacrosse if not hockey and once met Jimmy Carter.</b>
A native of Burnsville, Minn., Eddie Wittchow's childhood hero is Brett Favre, would play lacrosse if not hockey and once met Jimmy Carter.

Oct. 1, 2012

MADISON, Wis. -- With the first game of the Wisconsin men's hockey season less than a week away, UWBadgers.com takes a look at the newest members of the Badgers, by getting a feel for their likes, dislikes and personalities.

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Spencer Bell
Nic Kerdiles
Adam Miller
Kevin Schulze

Next up in the series is defenseman Eddie Wittchow.

Wittchow skated the 2011-12 season with the USHL’s Waterloo Blackhawks, posting five goals and 22 points in 72 games. The Burnsville, Minn., native contributed to the team’s 2012 USHL Western Conference Championship, while recording 80 penalty minutes and was a team-best plus-22. Wittchow was also named to the 2012 USHL All-Rookie Team. As a senior at Burnsville High School in 2010-11, Wittchow scored nine goals and 23 points in 25 games, adding two goals and three points in three playoff games. Before spending his senior year focusing on hockey, Wittchow also played lacrosse and was named all-section as a junior.  


Favorite athlete: Aaron Rodgers

Favorite NHL player: Shea Weber

Sports team: Minnesota Lynx (only Minnesota team that wins)

School subject: Any science

Food: Mexican food

Movie: Tommy Boy

Superhero: Iron Man

Video game: NHL 12

Musician: Eric Church

Book: “They Call Me Killer,” by Brian Kilrea and James Duthie

Breakfast cereal: Special K Mixed Fruit

Hockey memory: 2011 NHL Draft

First pro sports event: Minnesota Twins game

Vacation spot: Aspen, Colorado


TV show you never miss: Tosh.0

How many songs are in your iPod: 425

At what age did you start playing hockey: 5

First job: Lavin Lacrosse

Fantasy job: NHL player

Biggest fear: Letting someone down

Before each game I: Have the same strict routine

Childhood hero: Brett Favre

What’s your cell phone ring: Standard ring

Most famous person you’ve met (where and when): Jimmy Carter on a cruise in 2001

Magazine subscription: Sports Illustrated, USA Hockey

Dream car: Ford F150 Raptor

Hobbies/Interests: Golf, fishing, hunting

If you could play another UW sport, it would be: Lacrosse

Hidden talent nobody knows about: Not a bad shot with a shotgun

Autobiography title: The Late Bloomer

If you could have dinner with any two people: Steve Yzerman and Sergei Fedorov, because I grew up watching and admiring them on the Red Wings

Greatest invention of the last 100 years: The Shake Weight

Coolest Halloween costume: Transformer

Greatest inspiration: My Grandpa

For me, playing college hockey is: A dream come true and hopefully a step to continue my career

In 10 years, what do you hope to be doing: Playing in the NHL

Reality show you could win and why: Bachelorette, I got voted eligible bachelor in high school

Why did you come to Wisconsin: I loved the opportunity for myself here

If you were to give yourself a creative title for your personal business card, what would it say: Keep Calm and Carry On

What would be your pro wrestling name: Fast Eddie

If you could have one super power, what would it be: Invisibility

Worst household chore: Dishes

President of any company, which one: Microsoft

Best place to be stuck waiting: Anywhere you can people watch

Who would you entrust your spare house/apartment key to: My Mom

Favorite thing about your country: The food

Favorite event in the Summer Olympics: Table tennis

If you could give your life savings to a charity, which would you choose: Feed the Children

What are you a self-proclaimed expert at: I convince people to do anything

One wish, what would it be: Play in the NHL

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