Oklahoma City Barons defenseman Colten Teubert on Wednesday was called up to the Edmonton Oilers. The first-round draft choice by the Los Angeles Kings (13th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft had played in all nine Barons games this season, recording four points (2-2-4) and 18 penalty minutes. Just before being recalled by the Oilers, Teubert took a break for a few questions and answers with The Oklahoman.
Q: How was your Halloween?
A: (Laughs). We all went to the bowling alley and had a few pops. Everybody dressed up, and it was a pretty good time and a good team event. I was supposed to be Lloyd from Dumb & Dumber. But my costume never arrived so I had to, at the last minute, be Mr. Fantastic from the Fantastic Four. Me and my roommate were going to be Harry and Lloyd, but the blue and the orange tuxes never came. It was kind of disappointing but we still had fun.
What do you try do to take your mind away from the game and relax?
We definitely play a lot of video games, that's for sure. Me and my roommate, I have a Playstation 3 and he has an X-box. We play Call of Duty or NHL. I recently got a puppy, too, so I'm taking care of her. That keeps me busy, too.
What's your dream date?
I don't know. I'd say a country star. I like country stars. I'm on the prowl. Taylor Swift's pretty cute. But I like the girl from the band Perry. She's a blond chick. She's cute.
What's your favorite band?
My favorite band is Sister Hazel. They're like a country rock folk band. I actually got a chance to meet them this summer. It was pretty incredible. I got to go backstage. I was in Boston and saw their show live. I just kind of weaseled my way into the VIP. I was like a little kid. I realize how fans are when they meet us sometimes. I was nervous. I was star struck. I've loved them ever since I was young. My dad used to listen to them, so I'm just a huge fan. That was actually the first time I didn't know what to say. I don't even remember what I said. I kind of blacked out because I was so nervous. Afterward, I was like, ‘Man, I hope they don't think I'm a loser.'
How would describe yourself off the ice?
I think I'm a good team guy. Everybody likes me. I like to have lots of fun. It's easier when you're winning. You can always have a smile on your face. I think the guys know I'm kind of a jokester. I kind of keep the older guys a little bit younger at times. But sometimes the older guys might think I'm just annoying.