Get To Know: Brett Bruneteau

Here's a little on the Caps' fifth pick (4th round, 108th overall), Brett Bruneteau:

Omaha • USHL
5'10.5", 183 lbs. Center, shoots left
Born: January 5, 1989 in San Francisco
Final Ranking: 122 • Mid-Term Ranking: 88 • North American Skater

Nicknames are Bruno and Bretsky… wears number 15 because his grandfather used to wear the number – his grandfather Eddy played for the Omaha Knights and the Detroit Red Wings and was the brother of Red Wing star Mud Bruneteau… says that his grandfather has had the most influence on his career – "he was a role model for me"…patterns his game after Calgary’s Jarome Iginla… his pre-game superstitions always include a simple prayer before he hits the ice… most memorable hockey game played: coming back from a five goal deficit in a 2006-07 regular season game… most memorable hockey game watched: seeing Mario Lemieux play in Tampa Bay and have two goals plus two assists… admires Lance Armstrong – "he has triumphed over adversity and had success through determination"… if he could invite any three people to dinner he would choose: Wayne Gretzky – "to know how he dealt with skeptics growing up", Sidney Crosby – "to see what the NHL is like and how it is different from Juniors" and Gary Bettman – "to learn the direction and business side of the game"… favorites include: Detroit Red Wings (NHL team), Pavel Datsyuk (NHL player), "fake shot, deke backhand to forehand and shoot five hole" (shootout move), NHL 2007 (video game), Scrubs (TV show), Boondock Saints (movie), John Travolta (actor) and Lynyrd Skynyrd (group).

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