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Breaking the Ice with Morgan Zulinick

ON WISCONSIN <b>A native of Kamloops, British Columbia, Morgan Zulinick likes the Pittsburgh Penguins, met Travis Pastrana and is a talented juggler.</b>
A native of Kamloops, British Columbia, Morgan Zulinick likes the Pittsburgh Penguins, met Travis Pastrana and is a talented juggler.

Oct. 3, 2012

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

Breaking the Ice with...
Spencer Bell
Nic Kerdiles
Adam Miller
Kevin Schulze

Last up in the series is forward Morgan Zulinick.

Zulinick joins the Badgers after skating with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the BCHL during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons. The Kamloops, British Columbia, native was named team MVP during 2011-12 after he was the top scorer on the team, recording 25 goals, 43 assists and 68 points in 55 games. Zulinick was also named team’s top academic player and posted 12 goals and 30 points in 38 games during the 2010-11 campaign. Prior to his time with Salmon Arm, Zulinick was a member of the Thompson Blazers of the British Columbia Major Midget League. There, he was named the BCMML Player of the Month for December 2009 and went on to finish the 2009-10 season with 14 goals and 40 points in 38 games played. Zulinick also played basketball for Sa-Hali Secondary School.


Favorite NHL player: Sidney Crosby

Sports team: Pittsburgh Penguins

School subject: Math

Food: Sushi

Superhero: Hot Rod

Movie: MacGruber

Book: Hunger Games

Musician: John Mayer

Breakfast cereal: Kellogs

Hockey memory: Winning Kibiht tournament in Kamloops

First pro sports event: Vancouver Canucks hockey game


TV show you never miss: Entourage

How many songs are in your iPod: 200

At what age did you start playing hockey: 3

First job: Working at Sport Chek

Fantasy job: NHL player

Before each game I: Eat pasta and chicken, nap

Biggest fear: Drowning

Childhood hero: Spiderman

Cell phone ring: A guitar song (came with the phone)

Most famous person you’ve met (where and when): Travis Pastrana on a cruise ship in Mexico

Dream car: Ford Mustang ‘65

Magazine subscription: The Hockey News

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

Hidden talent nobody knows about: Juggling

If you could have dinner with any two people, who and why: Barack Obama, he would give me a great pep talk. Tom Cruise, he would teach me how to act.

Greatest invention of the last 100 years: Slap chop

Coolest Halloween costume: MacGruber

Greatest inspiration: My brother

For me, playing college hockey is: What I used to dream of

In 10 years, what do you hope to be doing: Playing hockey

Reality show you could win and why: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, so I could win a million dollars

Why did you come to Wisconsin: To play great hockey and get a great education

If you were to give yourself a creative title for your personal business card, what would it say: Motivation!

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

Worst household chore: Vacuuming

What would be your pro wrestling name: Thor

President of any company, which one: Apple

What protest march might somebody spot you at: The NHL lockout protest

Best place to be stuck waiting: Mexico

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

Favorite thing about your country: Free health care

What are you a self-proclaimed expert at: Eating

Favorite event in the Summer Olympics: Water polo

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

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