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Junior (2006-07): A 4.0 student and named the Soo BlueLiners' top scholar-athlete...Scored his first goal as a Laker against American International (10/28).
Prior to LSSU: Spent 1 1/2 seasons at Northeastern University, where he appeared in 47 games and contributed three assists...Was named Northeastern's Rookie of the Year in 2004-05...Transferred to LSSU during mid-semester of 2005-06 and will be eligible to play for the Lakers during the Spring 2007 semester...Played the 2003-04 season for the Soo Indians under coach Joe Shawhan and totaled 13-45--58, helping the Indians to a North American Hockey League Northern Division title and earning the Most-Dedicated Player Award...Also played three seasons for the Bozeman Icedogs (America West Hockey League).
Personal: Son of James Blain and Debra Collia-Shannon...Majoring in finance and economics...A 2001 graduate of Sault Area High School.
Favorite food: Steak
What I want to do after I graduate (other than play hockey): Manage money
If I had one wish, it would be: Maximize GDP, minimize inflation and lower unemployment
Favorite thing to do during the off season: Go for walks with my wife and daughter
Most memorable athletic moment: Sweeping Miami in the playoffs last year
Advice I would give youngsters: Learn everything you can about computers
Favorite NHL team: Detroit Red Wings
Most embarrassing hockey moment: Scoring on my own net in squirts
The most important lesson I have learned: To live a balanced live
Best experience of the summer: Watching Rick Mick dance at my wedding