By Fred Liggett
Not often will fans hear about a Kansas City Mavericks player who is considered a local product. That is the case with new defenseman Clay Anderson.
Anderson once played Midget hockey here in Kansas City for the Russell Stover sponsored team. In fact while playing in KC Anderson was called up for a weekend to play NAHL hockey for the Topeka Roadrunners back in the 2011-12 season.
Andy, as he is called by his new teammates, is now enjoying his second season of professional hockey. This year Anderson is a whole lot closer to home than his first where he played overseas in England and Denmark. On playing three hours from his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, “Nice change of pace to be close to home.” “Been nice after being so far away before.” Andy has two younger brothers and a sister along with his mom and dad rooting him on from home.
Anderson’s favorite pro sports team is the NFL’s New England Patriots, this is due to going to school at Harvard for four years. Andy’s favorite hockey memory so far was winning the Bean Pot his senior year in 2017. The Bean Pot award goes to the winning school out of four Boston area based universities.
The 24 year old right hander first put on a pair of skates at age three. Andy’s favorite website to visit daily is Twitter. If not in pro hockey today he would be trying to visit medical schools and get in to one of them. His major while an undergraduate at Harvard was pre-med.
Anderson’s favorite food is seafood. The 6’0”, 194 pounder’s favorite sports movie is “Friday Night Lights.” Following his playing days Andy wishes to be remembered as a good teammate and he helped the team every night.
Join Anderson and his teammates on Saturday, January 26 for Military Appreciation weekend. The Mavericks will be wearing special military themed uniforms as they host the Utah Grizzlies. The fun begins inside the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena when the puck drops at 7:05 p.m.