Nikki’s choice this week is in mourning/protest/response to a certain trade that her Lightening made just at the deadline. And as he’s a former Ranger, I feel her pain. So this week, we bring you the brand-new Ottawa Senator….
Vitals: Born July 30, 1984, North Bellmore, NY, USA. Yay, our first American!! 6’2″, 195 lbs. Unknown romantic status.
Current team: Ottawa Senators. Defense. Shoots right.
Fancy awards: 2009 Hobey Baker Award (Boston U), 2009 NCAA Championship (Boston U), First All-American Team, 2008 and 2009.
Cool trivia: Matt is one of eight children (two died young). He wears the number 97 in remembrance of his deceased brother Timmy, who died as the result of a bicycle accident at eight years old. Separated by 13 months, Matt and Timmy played on the same hockey teams growing up and wore the numbers 98 and 97, respectively, in homage to Wayne Gretzky. “Two of my brothers died when I was a child, and my favorite uncle died when I was a teenager. They taught me how to live by inspiring me to play as hard as I can. Before each play, I tap my chest three times: once for each of them.” His father is a member of the St. John’s Basketball Hall of Fame, who was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers.
Are you ready to go, Gilly?
Let’s do it. We’ll go in descending age, so starting with his fresh-off-the-interewebs-Senators-pix….
And lastly, the cutest kid (next to Cowboy Carey Price)…..
okay, folks, that’s it for this week’s Sexy Saturday. Gilly wants to wave good-bye: