The Hockey News: Getting To Knowlov Frolov

Status: Los Angeles Kings winger

HT: 6-foot-2 WT: 210 pounds

DOB: June 19, 1982 In: Moscow, Russia

Hockey Inspirations: "I didn't have one guy. I like a lot of great players – like Alexander Yakushev, Valeri Kharlamov. But I really didn't have one guy who I really wanted to be like. I always want to be myself."

Nicknames: "Fro. Froly."

Hobbies/Leisure Activities: "I like to read. I like chess pretty good, but it's hard to find a partner here."

Musical Tastes: "Rock. Aerosmith, Guns and Roses."

First Hockey Memory: "When I won Russian championship as a kid for the first time (age 10)."

Favorite Meal: "So many. I can eat everything. I like good food. Like, I really like sushi - good sushi. Good steak. Italian. Whatever, it should be nice."

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Vanilla."

Pre-Game Feeling: "I try to not think about the game. Try to relax. Have some rest. Get a good nap. Get ready for 7:30."

First Job: "Hockey."

First Car: "Blue Lada."

Greatest Sports Moment: "I should say when we won the World Junior Championship. That was probably the greatest one (defeated Canada in 2001)."

Most Painful Moment: "Probably last five years when we didn't make the playoffs."

Favorite Uniforms: "L.A. Kings. I like this crown."

Worst Injury: "I got like a broken finger and separated shoulder."

Favorite Arena To Play: "Staples. I like it. Staples."

Closest NHL Friend: "Oleg Tverdovsky."

Funniest Player(s) Encountered: "Should I say (Sean) Avery? Funniest player, good sense of humor - yeah, I give it to him. Avery. (Why?) He's just yappin' all the time, talking and making some jokes."

Toughest Competitors: "Like who's working really hard? I would say Mattias Norstrom. I know him probably better than other players because I play with him for four years. I see every day his work ethic and how hard he worked. How he practices every day, every morning and how he battles every night. Incredible. Blocking shots, trying to hit everything. So it's him."

Funny Hockey Memory: "When Jeremy Roenick starts to dance, when J-Ro was dancing on the ice during the game. It was kind of fun."

Last Vacation: "Las Vegas."

Favorite Athletes To Watch: "I like to watch Detroit play because they are very good. And I would say Rafael Nadal - tennis player right now. (Why?) He's really young, strong kid and very talented. It's really fun to watch how he plays. (Female?) (Maria) Sharapova."

Personality Qualities Most Admired: "I don't know. Let me think...I would say for someone to be honest."

via The Hockey News: Getting To Know: Getting To Know: Alexander Frolov.