I've been coming up with inspiration for these posts when I'm not even looking for it, but I'll take it where / when I can get it!!
I was looking for pics for my other blog's post and I came across a few "pretty" Rangers that I thought would make great "eye candy" posts and Dan Girardi is one of them.
Girardi is another typical defenseman (6'2, 215 pounds) - I really have to make a point to look at forwards more - I've just been drawn to defensemen these past few weeks, I guess!
He was signed by the Rangers in 2006 as a free agent and played with their AHL affiliate (Hartford Wof Pack) as a top defensive prospect until he was called up playing his first game on January 27, 2007. The Rangers signed him to a two-year extension last year for $3.1 million. Prior to his professional career, Girardi played junior hockey for the London Knights on which he won the 2005 OHL Championship and Memorial Cup.
Many, many things make Dan hot -- take notice of that jaw line (very strong and manly!) and those crystal blue pools he has for eyes - WOW! Good Lord, is there a prerequisite to be good-looking / have model looks to play hockey for the NHL?!!
He was married in the summer of 2008, so he doesn't shy away from the committment thing.
Some FUN FACTS about Dan:
- Mark Messier was his hockey idol growing up
- his most memorial hockey moments are his first NHL game against Philadelphia and winning the Memorial Cup
- plays golf in his spare time
- he'd be a baseball player if he wasn't playing hockey
- enjoys listening to U2
- Family Guy is his favorite television show
OK - that hockey stick he's holding looks awfully big