Get To Know: Grayden Siepmann

Eat, sleep, breathe hockey.

That’s how it’s been for Hitmen 2019 first-rounder Grayden Siepmann ever since he started playing the game of hockey at seven-years-old.

And, his draft day experience perfectly mirrors that.

“I was packing for a tournament getting ready to jump on a plane and my parents were watching the draft when they started yelling from the other room saying that I was drafted,” he said. “When I saw that it was Calgary, I got really excited and couldn’t stop smiling. I know that I am headed to a great organization and so excited to get things started and looking forward to the future.”

Learn more about the defender in a quick Q&A

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 160 lb.

Birthday: May 26, 2004

Hometown: Abbotsford, BC

2018/19 Stats: 29 GP, 8 G, 21 A, 29 PTS

Question: Who Is Your Favourite NHL Team?

Siepmann: Pittsburgh Penguins and Vancouver Canucks.

Q: Who Is Your Favourite NHL Player?

Sipemann: My favourite forward would be Nathan MacKinnon and Kris Letang is my favourite defenceman.

Q: Who Do You Model Your Game After?

Sipemann: Letang and Erik Karlsson.

Q: What Is Your Pre-Game Ritual?

Siepmann: Our games are usually in the afternoon so I would shower, pack my bag, make two breakfast sandwiches, tape my sticks and head to the rink.

Q: What’s Your Favourite Hockey Memory?

Sipemann: It would be a tie with going 50-4-2 in Pee Wee and then going on to win provincials and winning the championship in the CSSHL this past season.

Q: What’s Your Favourite Movie?

Sipemann: Step Brothers.

Q: What’s Your Favourite TV Show:?

Sipemann: Survivor.

Q: If You Could Have Dinner With Anyone In The World, Who Would It Be?

Siepmann: Will Ferrell or P.K. Subban.

Q: What’s Your Favourite Food?

Siepmann: Chicken Caesar Salad.

Q: What’s Your Pet Peeve?

Siepmann: When people chew with their mouth open.

Q: How Would You Describe Your Play-Style?

Siepmann: I’m an offensive defenceman who likes to make good first passes out of the zone and join the rush. I also like to run plays from up top on the powerplay.

Q: How Was This Past Season For You And Your Team?

Sipemann: We had a slow start and personally I didn’t get the jump I wanted to, but then after Christmas we really stepped things up and only lost one game. We carried the momentum into playoffs to win it all and I gained more confidence with each game chipping in more offensively by making plays.

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