What's Bruin?: Daniel Paille
BOSTON -- Winger Daniel Paille is all business on the ice for the Boston Bruins, but at home, it's all fun and games.
The 6-foot, 200-pound Ontario native married his high school sweetheart Dana last July after dating since 11th grade.
The couple said they enjoy Boston.
“There’s so much stuff here, whether it’s shopping, schools -- you can take your dog shopping here. It’s awesome,” Dana said.
And they love the Beantown fans.
“They’re very passionate. If they’re not happy, they let you know about it. But they’re definitely a loud crowd…Every time they’re screaming ‘Bruins!’ it just gets you excited,” Daniel said.
The two have a lot in common, but say their differences work well too.
“I’m definitely the planner; I like to do things at a certain time. My whole life’s about that…she's definitely more the adventurous one,” Daniel said.
Even though they'd been together since they were teenagers, Dan says the proposal was scary.
“I had all the nerves going, I knew it was coming… I would assume she'd say yes. Obviously, she did,” he said.
Dana said it can be difficult being married to a professional athlete.
“It can be a lot of sacrifice, it can be hard sometimes…whether it’s moving or playing or injuries or things like that, it can be difficult but you get through it,” she said.
Daniel said he appreciates his wife.
“She’s been throughout the whole time. She’s sacrificed just as much as me throughout these last nine years. I really appreciate that and think that’s a huge part of our relationship," he said.
For this young couple, it seems their lives have just begun.
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