Marc Cavosie Q&A
By Michael McHugh
Marc Cavosie was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft and signed his first professional contract after the 2001-02 collegiate season.
But before doing so, he had already made a name for himself.
The New York Native grew up playing hockey as a kid. His parents wanted him to go to college so he went off to prep school and was a high school star in Albany, N.Y. at Albany Academy. While there, he earned a scholarship to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
In his freshman year, he was named to the ECAC All-Rookie team. He played for three seasons at RPI before leaving after his junior year to sign with the Wild. He was the 2002 ECAC Player of the Year, First Team All-American and a Hobey Baker finalist. While at RPI, Cavosie and his older brother Eric were teammates.
In his rookie season of 2002-03, Cavosie helped the Houston Aeros defeat the Hamilton Bulldogs to capture the Calder Cup. Currently with the Aeros, he has two goals and 15 assists.
Did you play any other sports besides hockey as a kid?
Yes. I played some lacrosse and soccer at my prep school. It was fun and I enjoyed being a well rounded athlete and experiencing all the sports, not just hockey.
Have you had any injuries as a result of your sports?
I tore my ACL in high school playing lacrosse. It was tough playing a second sport and injuring yourself and seeing your hockey career kind of dwindle. I really reshaped my life and I focused on academics and went to college and got an education to fall back on. It makes you realize that hockey is not going to last forever and having something to fall back on is really important.
What is the best thing about hockey to you?
Being able to do it as a career and make money doing it. It is just a dream every kid has. And being able to be a role model for other kids and setting a good example are good too. It is an unbelievable feeling and theres nothing like it.
Do you have any hobbies?
I like to fish in my spare time, and actually, I just bought a condo off a horse track up in Saratoga (New York). I love watching the ponies run. Im five minutes away. I love watching horses and grew up around it. I love being there. I usually work out in the morning and then I am there four or five days a week.
Who do you think is the toughest team to face?
Any team in the East is a little different. We dont get to see them a lot so its toughest playing hockey against those teams because you arent used to playing. They have a little different style.
I know you guys have a good time in the locker room. Who stands out the most as the prankster on the team?
Weve got a couple of comical guys. Dan Cavanaugh is pretty funny. Everybody throws a couple of jokes out there once in a while, but theres still pranks going on in there. There are a lot of skate laces being cut and I think tonight someone actually taped Foysees (Matt Foy) sticks together. He got them all taped together and he couldnt get them apart. Just little stuff like that to keep the humor going in the locker room.
What type of music do you like to listen to?
I like older classic rock like Bob Seger, Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Phish, anything with a beat, I can listen to.
First thing you bought with your big league check:
I bought a new suit! (laughs) I had to come down here and I didnt have a suit so I had to buy one. I also bought a car, a Cadillac.
If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
Thats a tough one. I hate to see people going hungry and people without food. If I could change something, it would be helping out the homeless and the hungry.
What do you plan to do after hockey?
I went to school for business management, so probably work in a marketing department for some business.