Senior center Justin White

20 Questions with Justin White

Oct. 21, 2008

Two-time monogram winner Justin White has played in 84 career games with the Irish, scoring seven goals with 23 assists. The Traverse City, Mich., native has seen action in all three games this season, scoring one goal in the 5-2 Irish loss against Denver. White played in 43 games last season, scoring four goals with 10 assists.

Q: When you were younger, what were you always getting in trouble for?
A: I think it was for staying out past when I was supposed to for supper. I was usually always hanging out playing hockey in the driveway and playing with my neighbors down the street instead of coming back when my mom told me to.

Q; If you could trade places with Coach Jackson for a day, what would you do?
A: I think I’d implement a three-on-three tournament twice a week in practice.

Q: What would your dream job be?
A: Playing in the NHL I think. I wouldn’t be too picky on what team I played for.

Q: What’s your theme song?
A: “Stand” by Rascal Flatts. Ask (former coordinator of hockey operations) Brad Aldrige why on that one.

Q: Do you have any nicknames?
A: “Whitey”

Q: Other than the Irish, what is your favorite sports team?
A: I’d have to say the Detroit Red Wings. It’s easy to be a Red Wings fan, right?

Q: What television show do you never miss?
A: I’m a big Seinfeld fan.

Q: Growing up playing hockey, I always pretended to be…
A: I was a big Red Wings fan growing up, so I always pretended to be Steve Yzerman in the driveway.

Q: If a movie was made about your life, what would the title be and who would play you?
A: The title might be “Overcoming Adversity,” and I think the actor would be maybe Brad Pitt if he were a hockey player. Same looks you know.

Q: What is your favorite memory with your Irish teammates?
A: Beating Michigan to go the national championship. That’s at the top of the list.

Q: What artist takes up most of your iPod/music player?
A: Well I downloaded all of my songs off of (Christian) Hanson’s computer, so it’s mostly Dave Matthews Band.

Q: Which has been the biggest game of your career?
A: I’d say Michigan again.

Q: Where is your favorite place at Notre Dame?
A: Maybe LaFortune. Just hanging out and watching people in between classes.

Q: If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your life, what would you eat?
A: I’d say something for breakfast. I think probably some pancakes.

Q: What is your most embarrassing moment on the ice?
A: It’d have to be in juniors. I wasn’t’ sure if I’d heard the whistle for the shoot-out so I started to go, but then came back and I didn’t even get to shoot. It was a disaster.

Q: Do you have any pre-game rituals/superstitions?
A: Playing a game of two-touch soccer outside before our meetings with a bunch of the guys. That’s up there.

Q: What’s your worst habit?
A: Sean Lorenz would say that it’s when I eat bananas before the game. I go up to throw them away and miss the trash can every time, so he has to clean up after me.

Q: If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
A: I’d say probably Stevey Yzerman again I think.

Q: What does being part of the Fighting Irish mean to you?
A: It’s a dream come true. It’s as simple as that.