Player Playlist Takeover | Kris Kasjanovs

Kristians Kasjanovs takes over the team Spotify in this week’s Player Playlist Takeover.

Get to know our Latvian forward as he shares some interesting facts about himself (and the team) in our quick-fire Q&A, then tune into his playlist πŸ‘‡

HOMETOWN:
Riga, Latvia πŸ‡±πŸ‡»

NICKNAME:
Latvian rookie, Krishans Kazanovz, Where is your neck guard, Small kid.

POSITION:
Penalty box sitter πŸ’

NUMBER YOU WEAR AND WHY:
#️⃣2️⃣6️⃣ I had no choice πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜…

FAVOURITE NHL TEAM:
Team I’ll play in future πŸ˜‰

FIRST HOCKEY GAME YOU WENT TO:
2006 World Cup Russia vs Czech Republic 🏟️

WHEN DID YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH HOCKEY:
When I met MariΓ‘n Hossa and he said that I’ll be an NHL star. That was a good joke πŸ˜…

FAVOURITE HOCKEY MEMORY:
When we got second place with a national team in Zell am See, Austria πŸ₯ˆ

FAVOURITE NON-HOCKEY SPORT:
Basketball πŸ€

…AND WHO DO YOU SUPPORT:
Steph “three pointer” Curry ⛹️

FAVOURITE FOOD:
World food, Mom’s πŸ˜…, a bit of fast food.

FAVOURITE GENRE OF MUSIC:
Everything except drum and bass πŸ”Š

BEST CONCERT YOU’VE BEEN TO:
I believe that Reading Festival is going to be good 🎡

BEST LOCKER ROOM DJ:
It’s definitely not Shep. I can’t listen to the same song all the time. So this round goes to silence 😁

BEST DANCER ON THE TEAM:
Depends how drunk Lewis Stevens is πŸ•Ί

DO YOU HAVE A SECRET OR UNUSUAL TALENT:
Speaking Russian while being Latvian πŸ—£οΈ

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:

THE BEST PART ABOUT BEING A HOCKEY PLAYER IS… Getting on the fresh ice 🧊

BEFORE A GAME I ALWAYS… Play two touch ⚽

WHEN I’M ON THE ROAD I ALWAYS NEED… Some food to stay alive πŸ₯‘

IF I COULD PICK A SUPERPOWER IT WOULD BE… Teleportation πŸ¦Έβ€β™‚οΈ

Get ready to listen to Kris’s mix of his favourite tunes, from American rap classics to Latvian and Russian hip-hop tracks. There’s even some “Moombahton” from DJ Snake. What’s that you ask?! It’s a fusion of house music and reggaeton.

Happy listening!

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Photos: James Assinder