Spirit Spotlight: When he’s not playing for Saginaw, Kristoff Kontos likes the outdoors

Spirit Spotlight: When he’s not playing for Saginaw, Kristoff Kontos likes the outdoors

By Cory Butzin | 
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on October 21, 2013 at 3:20 PM, updated October 21, 2013 at 4:31 PM

The Saginaw News and will profile one Spirit player each week of the 2013-14 Ontario Hockey League season.

Kristoff Kontos

Saginaw Spirit

Kontos.jpgKristoff Kontos

Resume: Kontos played parts of three seasons with the Sudbury Wolves before moving on to the Mississauga Steelheads. He came over to Saginaw in a trade during the offseason. Kontos had a career year in 2012-13 with 17 goals and 20 assists, and he had four goals with eight assists through 13 games with the Spirit. His father, Chris Kontos, played in the NHL for four teams from 1982-93.

Position: Center

Age: 19

Hometown: Markham, Ont.

Parents: Chris and Joanne Kontos

Nickname: Kony or Konts

Do you have a favorite NHL team? It was Toronto, but now it’s Pittsburgh.

What is your favorite movie? Ocean 11

What is your favorite video game? Call of Duty

Do you have a special pregame meal? Chicken and potatoes

When you’re not playing hockey, what do you like to do? Fishing, snowmobile and seadoo

Who is your favorite NHL player? Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)

What is your most memorable hockey moment? Being drafted into the OHL

If you could play on a line with any two hockey players in history, who would they be? Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh) and Wayne Gretzky

Do you have any secret skills? I don’t know

Do you have any gameday superstitions? Just try to stay with the same routine

What was your favorite subject in school? Math

When did you start playing hockey? 2 year old

Are playoff beards lucky? Yeah, and mine gets real nasty.

Previous Spirit Spotlights
Jake Paterson
Nick Moutrey

Cory Butzin covers sports for MLive/Saginaw News. Email him at or follow him on Twitter.

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