Quiet Confidence: Chuck Kobasew
The B's former BC Eagle, Lowell Lock Monster at home in Boston
Friday, 03.14.2008 / 9:01 AM ET / Features
By Colleen Coleman - Media Relations Intern |
CC: For some of the players Boston is a new city, especially when they first get into town. But you had spent some time here when you attended Boston College, along with Bruins defenseman Bobby Allen. How was that experience?
CK: It was good, I was only there for one year but it was kind of my first taste of Boston. We had a good team (NCAA Champions, 2001) and I was glad to be a part of that.
CC: How is it playing with a former college teammate in the NHL? Do you reminisce about college hockey?
CK: Bobby and I we joke around a lot, just like we used to. And he hasn’t changed much and that’s usually a good thing [laughs]. We talk about BC once in a while and we go see the hockey team and talk to them whenever we get an opportunity.
CK: Yeah, we’re next door neighbors in the off-season and we played together in Calgary for, I think, three or four years. We’re pretty close and we got traded together from Calgary to here so it worked out good that way.
CC: During the off-season what type of thing s do you enjoy doing?
CK: I like to golf. I like going boating [and] just relaxing in the nice weather. [Western Canada] is a relaxing place. Besides working out, I just enjoy getting away from hockey and doing other things…Once you’ve work out you try to enjoy your day and do things that you don’t do during the season like seeing family and friends and [also] a lot of charity events.
CC: The Bruins do a lot of charity events as a team during the season and off-season as well. Do you do any individual charity work?
CK: Well, we’ve got a lot here in Boston that we do as a team, but there's some individual stuff I do back home. I have a golf tournament [and] I help out other players at their golf tournaments, hockey schools and stuff like that.