Detroit Free Press
Q&A with Owen Power

Get to know  the first overall pick of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft 

Name: Owen Power
Nickname: “Big Dog” or “OP”
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
Favourite thing about Mississauga: How diverse the city is and how many different people you get to meet when living there.
Favourite minor hockey rink: Paramount Fine Foods Centre

Favourite memory playing with the Mississauga Reps: The playoff runs we were in.
Number you wear and why: 22 because my birthday is November 22
What are you taking in school: Majoring in Sport Management
Favourite thing about the University of Michigan: The atmosphere around campus and all the buzz around the sports teams.
Favourite TV show: The Office
Favourite cheat food: Five Guys Burgers
Tim Hortons or Starbucks: Tim Hortons
Instagram or Tiktok: I don’t post on Tiktok but I watch it more, I post more on Instagram… so for enjoyment, Tiktok.
Dream car: A nice truck
Describe your playing style in three words: Smart, effortless, and efficient
Best advice you’ve ever been given: Don’t worry about what other people say – you have to build your own confidence.
Advice for younger brother Adam, playing with the North York Rangers now: Just enjoy every minute you get at the rink.
What you wish more people knew about playing in the GTHL: There’s so many different people that you get to play with and just how good the league is for minor hockey.
Sum up your NCAA decision: It’s important for me and my family that I go to school, and then on the hockey side, you have a bit more time to develop in college and you’re playing against older guys.
Describe being selected first overall in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft: It’s obviously a dream come true – it was really special and something I’ve dreamed of all my life.
What you’re most excited about for the future: To try and live out a dream that I’ve always had since I was kid.

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