Norfolk Admirals Hockey

Meet Walt Ruff, director of communications for the Norfolk Admirals; a professional hockey team based in Norfolk and a member of the ECHL.

Do you have a nickname? What is it?
W: Some of my friends still address me as Big Kip. It stems from the 6th grade when I was reading and started laughing when I read the name Kip for the first time. Now, at the office they call me MgRuff.

What is one food that you will not eat?
W: Meat– I am vegetarian.

What was your favorite movie?
W: Wedding Crashers

If someone was to give you a gift (money’s no object) what would you want?
W: I love dress clothes, you can never have too many.

What is your biggest fear?
W: Losing a loved one.

What is the one quality you admire most in others?
W: Trust. If you can trust someone that goes a long way.

Where is the next place you want to visit?
W: Switzerland. I went in high school and loved it and need to get back there.

If you had to pick one place in town to take a tourist, where would it be?
W: I would take them to Granby Street and a Norfolk Admirals game.

Describe your perfect day off.
W: Watching hockey and playing hockey on Xbox.

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