CO Hockey Hub: Having grown up in Colorado, I also wanted to know, did you ever get to see a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre? If so, what was it and when?
TS: Yeah, this past summer I went to a concert for the first time ever at Red Rocks. It was Flume, and I went with a few of my friends. It was a pretty awesome experience for sure. I can't put many words into how fun that was.
CO Hockey Hub: Let's turn back in time now. You've talked before about how your dad seeing the Avs win the Cup in 2001 sort of got you playing hockey.
How quickly did you fall in love with the game after you started skating? I read somewhere that you started figure skating initially before switching to hockey.
When Smilanic was 8 years old he was coached by Avs great Joe Sakic. Photo by Rena Laverty