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34 // JANUARY 2017 USAHOCKEYMAGAZINE.COM R I N K RAT Josh Pauls P O S I T I O N 5-10 160 lbs Defense H O M E T O W N B E S T A D V I C E PLAYER PROFILE Birthday: Dec. 31, 1992 Green Brook, N.J. Follow Josh Pauls at @spudsusa27 /spudsus27 /Josh-Pauls- 713889828621463 S O C I A L S I D E FAV O R I T E N H L T E A M New Jersey Devils "Mistakes are only an issue if you don't learn from them and if you dwell on them." U.S. National Sled Team I W E A R 27 k Because Scott Niedermayer was one of my favorite players. With the exception of my first two years on the national team, I've worn multiples of 9 my whole life. k Pauls holds the USA record for most career goals (18) in World Sled Hockey Challenge history. S TAT S H O T 18 P E R S O N Y O U ' D L I K E T O M E E T k Mike 'Doc' Emrick Q U I C K H I T S Introduced to sled hockey: Fundraiser game in New Jersey Favorite TV show: South Park Three things you love about hockey: Camaraderie, scoring and the physical side of the game Best hockey memory: Being named to the 2010 U.S. Paralympic Team after being cut at tryouts a few months prior People who have helped you most in your hockey career: My parents Favorite food: Pork roll Best person to follow on social media: John Buccigross Favorite movie: Slap Shot Favorite pump-up music: "The Star-Spangled Banner" by Madison Rising and "Invincible" by MGK Life after hockey: Coaching, finding a full-time position in some capacity for a sports team Your dream job (non-hockey): Food critic PHOTOS BY Getty Images; USA Hockey

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