Monday, March 1, 2010

10 Questions: Ian Moran

Ian Moran started his National Hockey League career with the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1993-94 playoffs and stuck with them for several years. He also played for the Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks as well as teams in Europe. He left the NHL after the 2007-08 season.

More recently, he is a partner at the Voila Group, a sourcing and brokering company in Massachusetts.

Moody, Hound Central 5.0's senior correspondent, had the honor of meeting Moran when he played for the Penguins. He was kind enough to sign this card for him.

In this new feature, Hound Central 5.0 asks NHL players -- past and present -- a few questions about their views on autographs. Moran was the first to respond, giving us a few minutes of his time. We truly appreciate the opportunity.

Hound Central 5.0: Did you collect cards/autographs as a kid?
Ian Moran: Yes

Hound Central 5.0: Is signing autographs fun or a chore?
Ian Moran: Great to sign for kids who are excited

Hound Central 5.0: What's the weirdest thing you've ever signed?
Ian Moran: Skin

Hound Central 5.0: Do people still recognize you in public?
Ian Moran: Yes

Hound Central 5.0: Can you tell the difference between autograph dealers and collectors?
Ian Moran: Yes, very easy to do

Hound Central 5.0: Does it really matter if someone is a dealer?
Ian Moran: I don't really care, but I do not like it when they are "using" kids to get what thay want

Hound Central 5.0: Would/do you sign blank pieces of photo paper?
Ian Moran: Yes. Autograph is different from signature

Hound Central 5.0: Most famous person to ask for your autograph?
Ian Moran: Tim Robbins

Hound Central 5.0: Most famous person you've asked for an autograph?
Ian Moran: I haven't asked for one since I was a kid

Hound Central 5.0: Black or blue Sharpies?
Ian Moran: Doesn't matter

Hound Central 5.0 and its correspondents thank Moran for his time in answering these questions. We appreciate his efforts, on and off the ice.

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