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12 things you need to know about George Stroumboulopoulos

Age: 41

Parents: Mary Ivanyshan and Mark Stroumboulopoulos

Hometown: Toronto; resides in: Queen Street West neighbourhood

Astrological sign: Leo

Favourite hockey team: Montreal Canadiens

Recreational hockey team: has played for Toronto Hack HC and learned to skate in his 30s

Job stints:

Host of New Hockey Night in Canada: begins October 2014

Host of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight (formerly The Hour): (January 2005-2014)

Stroumboulopoulos show on CNN: (2013)

VJ at MuchMusic (2000-2004)

The FAN 590: 1993-1997 first as an intern and later as a radio operator

Host of overnight sports show The Game

Twitter handler: @Strombo; Twitter followers: 439K (as of March 10, 2014); Facebook followers: 111,472 (as of March 10, 2014)

Attire: penchant for black and motorcycle jacket

Graduated in radio broadcasting from Humber College (1993)

High school: Ascension of Our Lord Secondary School in Mississauga

Best friend: possibly his motorcycle, which he loves riding

Known as “Canada’s boyfriend” after introducing himself to his audience on his show The Hour by saying, “Welcome to the show, I’m your boyfriend, George Stroumboloupoulos.”