Q. How are you enjoying Dundee?
A. I have been loving Dundee, my mom and dad recently visited and I enjoyed showing them around.
Q. How does it compare to other places you lived?
A. It is quite different from North America but it’s nice and the style of housing is very interesting.
Q. What’s the best part about living in Dundee?
A. Being so close to St. Andrews
Q. Do you have a second career for when you are not playing hockey?
A. No I don’t yet.
Q. What was it like to play for Canada in the Under-17’s World Hockey Challenge and win a silver medal?
A. Wearing the maple leaf was one of the coolest experiences I have had, met some really good hockey players and made some new friends.
Q. What is your favourite moment with the Stars so far?
A. Probably would be beating Belfast first game of the season.
Q. What/who made you want to play hockey?
A. My dad played junior hockey and he got me into it.
Q. What is your pre-game meal and rituals?
A. My pre-game meal is rice, chicken and a spinach salad. I usually like to get to bed really early the night before and just get lost of rest.
Q. What’s the weirdest pre-game ritual you’ve seen?
A. Probably Emerson getting fully undressed after every game warmup.
Q. What do you do to drive yourself to get better every day/season?
A. I set goals at the beginning of a year and thrive to achieve them.
Q. Who is the best player you have played with?
A. Leon Draisaitl – Draisaitl is now in his fourth year with the Edmonton Oilers and was the #3 overall pick by the Oilers in the 2014 NHL Draft. The 22-year old played alongside Stadel at the Kelowna Rockets in the 2014-15 season.
Q. Who were your hockey role models whilst growing up?
A. My dad Brent Stadel.
Q. How does the Elite League compare with the other leagues you have played in?
A. It is my first taste of pro so obviously the age and the man strength are the most noticeable differences.
Q. How do you deal with the long travel journey’s?
A. I usually sleep or watch Netflix.
Q. What was it like to play in the WHL, one of Canada’s top prospect leagues and win a championship with Kelowna in 2015?
A. It was really cool playing in the WHL it is a great league with a huge fan base, Kelowna is a great place to play and I was privileged to win a championship with them. It’s a moment I’ll never forget.
Q. This is your first season in Europe, how hard was it for you to adjust to the changes from the North American style of hockey?
A. I actually really like this style with the big ice it allows me to have more time and space.
Q. What NHL team did you grow up supporting?
A. Vancouver Canucks
Q. What is your favourite moment from your career?
A. Winning the WHL championship with Kelowna.
Q. Where do you want to be in 10 years?
A. Playing the game I love to play!
Q. What’s the best thing about the Dundee Stars fans?
A. How supporting they are and the atmosphere they bring every night to the DIA.