Kristians Kasjanovs takes over the team Spotify in this week’s Player Playlist Takeover.
Get to know our Latvian forward as he shares some interesting facts about himself (and the team) in our quick-fire Q&A, then tune into his playlist.
Latvian rookie, Krishans Kazanovz, Where is your neck guard, Small kid.
Penalty box sitter
NUMBER YOU WEAR AND WHY:
#26. I had no choice.
FAVOURITE NHL TEAM:
Team I’ll play in future.
FIRST HOCKEY GAME YOU WENT TO:
2006 World Cup Russia vs Czech Republic
WHEN DID YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH HOCKEY:
When I met Marián Hossa and he said that I’ll be an NHL star. That was a good joke.
FAVOURITE HOCKEY MEMORY:
When we got second place with a national team in Zell am See, Austria.
FAVOURITE NON-HOCKEY SPORT:
…AND WHO DO YOU SUPPORT:
Steph “three pointer” Curry
World food, Mom’s ?, a bit of fast food.
FAVOURITE GENRE OF MUSIC:
Everything except drum and bass.
BEST CONCERT YOU’VE BEEN TO:
I believe that Reading Festival is going to be good.
BEST LOCKER ROOM DJ:
It’s definitely not Shep. I can’t listen to the same song all the time. So this round goes to silence.
BEST DANCER ON THE TEAM:
Depends how drunk Lewis Stevens is.
DO YOU HAVE A SECRET OR UNUSUAL TALENT:
Speaking Russian while being Latvian.
COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:
THE BEST PART ABOUT BEING A HOCKEY PLAYER IS… Getting on the fresh ice.
BEFORE A GAME I ALWAYS… Play two touch.
WHEN I’M ON THE ROAD I ALWAYS NEED… Some food to stay alive.
IF I COULD PICK A SUPERPOWER IT WOULD BE… Teleportation.
Get ready to listen to Kris’s mix of his favourite tunes, from American rap classics to Latvian and Russian hip-hop tracks. There’s even some “Moombahton” from DJ Snake. What’s that you ask?! It’s a fusion of house music and reggaeton.
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Photos: James Assinder