Two Minutes | With Andrew Hotham

Andrew Hotham is a Canadian defenseman. During his university days he was named three times for the CIS All Canadian First Team (2009, 2010 & 2011). He also helped the Oklahoma City Barons (AHL) advance to the Western Conference finals.

In 2013 he moved to Dusseldorf on a one year deal and now continues to play for the Cardiff Devils and hopes to help them win the Challenge cup.

What did you think of tonight’s game (20/2/16)

It is a hard place it play in, they are a really good time team so I think we are lucky to get out of here with the 2 points.

 You are known as an Offensive Defenceman, is that a position that you have always played or have you been asked to play more offensively throughout your career

I think I just grew up to play that way, I needed to differentiate myself from someone else that is the route that I chose to play.

Who is your inspiration in hockey?

I used to really like watching Chris Palmer in the NHL and I also grew up watching my dad play hockey, he was an inspiration to watch and learn from.

What are your pre-game rituals?

I do the same thing at the same time , I am very superstitious so I like everything done in a particular order, I have a lot of pre-game rituals.

 What is your greatest achievement so far?

When I went to school we won the national championship, I am hoping that in the next couple of months I have a new achievement to celebrate.

 What are you plans for next season, are you hoping to stay at Cardiff?

We will see what happens, I am open to anything, I love playing at Cardiff and hope to carry on my career with them.

I would like to thank Andrew for taking the time to let me interview him for this feature.

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