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KNOW YOUR JR. BLUES–JOE PAPA

Our final player today is another Chicago player and another forward, Joe Papa.

LAST SEASON: Papa, originally from St. Charles, Ill., played for the Geneva Cyclones U18 in the CSDHL alongside fellow Jr. Blue Tom Yurisich.


What is your favorite moment in your hockey career? Winning the Illinois state championship and playing in the USA Hockey National Championships last season.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who’d it be? Jonathan Towes

Who is your favorite NHL player? Jonathan Towes

Favorite film Miracle

Favorite musician Zac Brown Band

Three things you’d bring with you if you were stranded on a desert island: Drinking water, a knife, and an inflatable bed

Favorite subject in school English

Do you have any unique pre-game routines or superstitions? I always put my equipment on left side first, tape my stick every game the same way, and find time to listen to music.

Why did you choose the Jr. Blues? They’re a top organization with a good history of moving players on to the next level.