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Two-minute drill: Taylor Richart

D7516 Hockey vs Colorado
D7516 Hockey vs Colorado

Position: Defenseman

Year: Senior

Hometown: Blaine, Minn.

How long have you been playing?

I've been playing since I was 4 years old. Pretty much since I could walk. I was in skates walking around the house.

What's your favorite Miami memory?

The road trips. It's always fun just being with the guys, and we make it fun on the bus, at the airport or on the plane. We do jokes - let's just keep it at that.

If you could spend a day with anyone dead or alive, who would it be?

I would go back and spend it with my grandpa that passed when I was 14. We would play cribbage. He loved cribbage, and I was finally starting to learn when he passed away.

Who's your funniest teammate?

Zach LaValle. He doesn't have a specific joke. Just kind of the way he does everything. He always has that sarcastic funny demeanor.

He always has something up his sleeve.

Do you have any weird pregame rituals?

I kind of have a routine that I start when I get to the rink. It's a process. I do the same thing before every single game. I come to the rink, change into my under stuff, then go tape my stick, then eat a snack, then make my energy concoction, then go warm up. I put on everything the same way the exact same time. It's a routine. I'm always honest to my routine. Kind of like military style. That's why guys call me The Deputy. No one messes with my schedule because I always have times that I'm doing something. I always organize my day right when I wake up. The guys kind of get on me about it sometimes, but it's just how I am.

If you could have a superpower which one would you want?

Probably like Flash, if anyone has seen the series Flash. He just has all the superpowers. He's fast. He's strong. I'd want to be Flash.

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