Happy Monday morning/afternoon, good readers. Today is a good day as we have a Classy Interview with the official Ottawa Senators PA announcer, Stuntman Stu. Stuntman Stu is another great name in the Classy Interview series that’s included favorites like Steve Warne and Ian Mendes.
Stu has been a part of the Ottawa Senators organization for years and a staple in the local charity circuit even longer, supporting the Ottawa Senators Foundation, the CHEO Foundation and the QCH Foundation. Stu has been heard on morning talk radio (previously the Team1200 as part of the TGOR show and currently on the 93.9 Stuntman & Shark show) and local rock radio (106.9 FM, back in the 90s) as … wait for it … Stuntman Stu.
Stuntman Stu took the time to talk to us about the Ottawa Senators and one of hockey’s better gigs – enjoy the Classy Interview.
Stayclassy.net: As the PA announcer at Ottawa Senators home games, which Senator has the best name to announce, other than Jarkko Ruutu?
Stuntman Stu: Cheechoo…
SC: Have you ever accidentally placed an incorrect emphasis on a particular goal or penalty (potentially from a teleprompter) against the Ottawa Senators in your PA announcing career?
Stu: No, but I have been tempted to announce a questionable Sens penalty with an inflection on the end, along the lines of “are you kidding me ref?”
SC: If you could be the PA announcer in any NHL arena, which would it be and why?
Stu: Growing up in Montreal, I would go back in time and work a game at the old Forum.
Stayclassy.net editors note: We’re betting announcing Vincent Damphousse with approximately three thousand ou’s would be pretty awesome…
SC: We noticed you commented on a recent Ottawa Senators-New York Islanders review of ours. Are you a regular reader of Stayclassy.net?
Stu: I check most of the Sens related blogs to see what fans are talking about.
Stayclassy.net editors note: But seriously Stu, Stayclassy.net is in your bookmarks, isn’t it?
SC: Having seen virtually every Ottawa Senators home game in recent memory, which NHL team does Ottawa always/consistently struggle against?
Stu: Excellent question! Let me get Dean Brown’s email for you.
SC: If you had to announce “Stayclassy.net” to approximately 20,000 fans, where would you put the emphasis?
Stu: I would go long on Stay….
SC: Finally, what do you think Sex Panther (illegal in 9 countries) really smells like?
Stu: Probably like my locker in high school when I left a sandwich in there for 6 months.
Again, a huge thanks to Stuntman Stu for taking the time to talk with us and answering our immature questions. Look for him at any Ottawa Senators game at Scotiabank place or on the radio – 93.9 FM weekday mornings between 5:30am-9:00am!
Stay classy, Stuntman Stu.