Vancouver Giants winger Johnny Wesley dumps the puck into the corner during WHL action at the Langley Events Centre earlier this season.

Vancouver Giants winger Johnny Wesley dumps the puck into the corner during WHL action at the Langley Events Centre earlier this season.

Dropping the gloves with Johnny Wesley

Get to know Vancouver Giants second-year forward Johnny Wesley

Johnny Wesley is a 19-year-old forward in his third Western Hockey League season and second stint with the Vancouver Giants.

He began with the Giants, was traded to the Lethbridge Hurricanes and then re-acquired by the Giants ahead of this season.

In 24 games this season, the White Rock native has six goals and 11 points, both of which are career-highs.

Wesley also played in the BCHL with the Surrey Eagles in both 2014/15 and 2015/16.

He spent a few minutes with Times sports reporter Gary Ahuja to answer some questions about who he is on and off the ice.

How old were you when you first skated: 6.

Hockey hero: Sidney Crosby.

Biggest NHL name from your hometown: Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Jason Garrison.

Last movie you saw: The Accountant.

Last concert: Sunfest.

Pre-game ritual: Chicken and rice for my meal, a nap and then to the rink.

Favourite meal: Tacos.

Pump up song: Digital Dash by Drake and Future.

If you didn’t play hockey, what sport would you play: Football. Just one of my favourite sports; I love to watch it and it would be awesome to play.

If you couldn’t be a pro athlete, what would you do: A famous movie actor

Favourite subject in school: Social studies.

Nickname: Wes or Mad Dog

Most goals in a game: Seven, but not for a while.

Favourite thing about hockey: Being around the guys and going to war with them.

 

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