Getting to know Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Shannon with this week's 10 questions

Are you ever curious about the real lives of politicians, celebrities and athletes?  Do you wonder about their mentors and who they really like to meet?   What about the stuff in their fridge?

Each Tuesday, ABC Action News asks the same 10 questions of a bay area leader or celebrity. They are fun questions that help you get to know them.

In this week's profile, we are excited to hear from Tampa Bay Lightning Right Wing Ryan Shannon.

The Lightning acquired Shannon this year as a free agent. The 28-year-old is originally from Darien, Connecticut and has been playing hockey since he was a child.

In fact, if he wasn't a hockey player, hockey would be still be very much part of his life. Read more....

1.) What is your all time favorite movie or song?

Dave Matthews Band - the Best of What's Around

2.) Do you have a Smartphone? If so, What's your favorite app? 

Yes. Blackberry. Pandora.

3.) Who do you count as your mentor(s)?

My parents.

4.) What was your very first job?

Baby-sitting my brother and sister.

5.) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I'd like less gray hair.

6.) What do you consider your greatest success?

Winning the Stanley Cup in 2007.

7.) Tell us something about you most people don't know?

I like vanilla ice cream.

8.) If you could have dinner with any three people, living or dead, who would they be?

Buddha, Jesus Christ and L. Ron Hubbard.

9.) What is in your fridge right now? 

Fage yogurt. Chicken breasts. Fig cake.

10.) If you could have a different career, other than what you're doing now, what would it be?

Coaching hockey.

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