David Clarkson takes the Proust Questionnaire.

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David Clarkson, the Leafs newest free agent signee, grew up a Leafs fan and idolized, among others, Wendel Clark.

David Clarkson, the Leafs newest free agent signee, grew up a Leafs fan and idolized, among others, Wendel Clark.

Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson is a Rod Stewart fan. This and many other facts are revealed as we asked the Leafs free agent signee to fill out the Proust Questionnaire.

  1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?  “I just had my first child. That was pretty perfect.”
  2. What is your greatest fear? “I don’t have a greatest fear.”
  3. Which historical or living figure do you most identify with? “I grew up a big Rod Stewart fan. My Dad is from Scotland and loved him. I’ve been to eight of his concerts.
  4. Which living person do you most admire? “My Mom and Dad.”
  5. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? “I can be too hard on myself. Sometimes I can push myself too hard.”
  6. What is the trait you most deplore in others?  “A lack of courtesy. When I see someone not even bothering to open a door for someone or someone who lacks courtesy…I hate that.”
  7. What is your greatest extravagance? “A trip to Greece.”
  8. On what occasions do you lie? “Never.”
  9. What do you dislike most about your appearance? “Like most hockey players, probably my teeth,”
  10. When and where were you happiest? “When my daughter was born.”
  11. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? “I go back to that being too hard on myself thing. Sometimes I could be a little less stubborn.”
  12. If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be? “Nothing. They’re perfect.”
  13. What do you consider your greatest achievement? “Winning a Memorial Cup. Making it to the Stanley Cup finals with the Devils.
  14. If you died and came back as a person or thing, what would it be? “How about a bird. No worries, just cruising.”
  15. What is your most treasured possession? “A coin my Dad gave me that belonged to my Grandfather who is no longer with us.”
  16. What do you regard as your lowest depth of misery? “Losing.”
  17. Who are your heroes in real life? “Hockey-wise? All the Leafs I grew up idolizing, Wendel Clark, Doug Gilmour, Darcy Tucker.”
  18. What is it that you most dislike? “A lack of kindness.”
  19. How would you like to die? “Peacefully.”
  20. What is your motto? “Live life to the fullest and when you are presented with an opportunity, do your best with it.”
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