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Hello all and welcome to the second installment of the “Meet the IHBers” series. Last week you got to meet Kenny, this week, get to know a New York Islanders analyst Dave a little better:

Hey Everyone! I'm Dave Gracin, and I'm an analyst here at Islanders Hockey Blog. I'm 16 and from Dix Hills, Long Island. I'm a lifelong Isles fan and I recently moved to South Florida, but that didn't stop me. I go to both games a year that the Islanders play here against the Panthers at the beautiful Bank Atlantic Center, and the occasional Panthers-Rangers game for the joy of seeing the Rangers lose. Additionally if I happen to be in New York during the season, I try to attend some home games. I entered the hockey blogging scene when Steve Dangle, a renowned Leafs fan video-blogger who did a fan reaction to every game, personally encouraged me to do some videos of my own. So I started "Isles Fan Reaction" in 2008-2009 and it ran successfully until the beginning of its third season. Near the beginning of the 09-10 season, my editor here, Christian A., recruited me to come work for this once fledgling blog. So I stopped video making and joined the IHB crew for good. This blog is growing and outreaching more every day and I am very optimistic about its perpetual success in the future. You can follow me on Twitter, @IHB_Dave, by following me you will be the first to know whenever I post something new here on the blog, or whenever I find something interesting and hockey related on the Internet.

Check back next Wednesday to get to know one of the three other remaining IHB’ers.