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BLC-Podcast-79 | Guest: Eddy Belfour 2019-10-23

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Eddy "The Eagle" Belfour.

Read more information about Eddy here;
https://www.belfourspirits.com


BLC-Podcast-78 | Guest: Mark morris 2019-10-16

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Coach Mark Morris is Mr. 300! The only coach in hockey history to have over 300 wins at the NCAA and Professional levels.

Read more information about Mark here;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Morris_(ice_hockey)


BLC-Podcast-77 | Guest: Jeremy Swayman 2019-10-09

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Jeremy Swayman


Jeremy Swayman: 4th Round, 111th Overall
Last team: Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)

Future team: University of Maine (Hockey East)

Position: Goaltender
Height: 6 feet, 2 inches
Weight: 187 pounds
Catches: Left
Birthday: Nov. 24, 1998 (18 years old)
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
Central Scouting: 12th-ranked North American goaltender
Twitter: @JeremySwayman

Miscellaneous: Swayman spent the 2016-17 season with the Sioux Falls Stampede, where he posted a 7-18-3 record in 32 games, along with a goals against average of 2.90 and a save percentage of 0.914. He played alongside 2015 Bruins draft pick Jack Becker in Sioux Falls. "I'm going to use him in every way just to kind of pick his brain - which I did this year," Swayman said. "He was a big mentor for myself as well as my team. We all looked up to him." He spent the 2015-16 season with the U-18 Pikes Peak Miners, where he posted a 1.79 goals against average and a 0.940 save percentage in 18 games. "I'm just kind of an active goalie, challenging the player instead of staying back in the crease," Swayman said. "I also use my size to my ability too, especially for those point shots. Kind of having the blocking mentality instead of kind of going small and shrinking down." Swayman, who has never been to Boston, is committed to play collegiate hockey at the University of Maine for the upcoming 2018-19 season. "It could not have been more scripted, I feel," he said. "I'm going to be playing the Boston Universities and all the UMass Amherst and Lowell guys, so I'll be there quite a bit. I'll be performing for the guys that picked me so I'm very excited."

Read more information about Jeremy here;
https://www.nhl.com/bruins/news/getting-to-know-bruins-fourth-round-pick-jeremy-swayman/c-290126360


BLC-Podcast-76 | Guest: Paul Castron 2019-10-02

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Paul Castron joins the Blue Liners to discuss everything NJ Devils Scouting.

Read more information about Paul here;
https://www.nhl.com/devils/news/devils-name-paul-castron-as-director-of-amateur-scouting/c-776099


BLC-Podcast-74 | Guest: Charlie McAvoy 2019-09-18

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Charlie McAvoy



Charlie joins to discuss the Bruins run to the finals and the grueling grinding season.

For more information about Charlie go to https://www.nhl.com/player/charlie-mcavoy-8479325


BLC-Podcast-73 | Guest: Jay Heinbuck 2019-09-11

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Jay Heinbuck was the Director of Amateur Scouting is now responsible for Ontario Canada for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Read more information about Jimmy here;
https://www.nhl.com/penguins/news/penguins-name-jay-heinbuck-director-of-amateur-scouting/c-494771


BLC-Podcast-72 | Guest: Doug MacLean 2019-09-04

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Doug MacLean



MacLean, is a Canadian sportscaster recently retired working for Rogers Media's, Sportsnet.

Doug MacLean is The former president/general manager and head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was also the head coach of the Florida Panthers and an assistant coach for the Washington Capitals.

Doug's been in and around the NHL since the mid 80's so he has alot of insight to share with us. We're excited and looking forward to talking shop with him about all of the changes in the NHL since his career began!

You can catch the full interview with Doug on our website at bluelinehockeyclub.com or on your favorite podcast app later this week.

For more information about Doug go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_MacLean


BLC-Podcast-71 | Guest: Jimmy Howard 2019-08-28

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Jimmy Howard


This guy needs no introduction! If you don't know who he is, then your not as big of a hockey fan as you think!

Read more information about Jimmy here;
https://www.nhl.com/player/jimmy-howard-8470657


BLC-Podcast-70 | Guest: Ryan Warsofsky 2019-08-21

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Ryan Warsofsky



Ryan Warsofsky is the newly hired Head Coach of the Charlotte Checkers, the AHL Calder Cup Champions. Warsofsky was the assistant coach last year for the checkers.

For more information about Ryan go to http://gocheckers.com/front-office/2546-ryan-warsofsky


BLC-Podcast-69 | Guest: Colton Saucerman 2019-08-14

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Colton Saucerman


2009-12- Three-year career in junior with Des Moines, Dubuque and Lincoln in the USHL and with Corpus Christi in the NAHL. 2012-16- Four seasons at Northeastern University, where he records double-digit points each season and a career-high 23 as sophomore. 2015-16- Member of Northeastern H-East champs. 2016- Pro debut with SC Stingrays (ECHL) after college. 2016-17- Splits season with SC/MAN and gets two AHL loans. 2017-18- CH 41 points with MAN, three AHL loans. 2018-19- Starts season with MAN before trade to IDH, loan to UTI.

Read more information about Colton here;
https://theahl.com/stats/player/6577


BLC-Podcast-68 | Guest: Riley Cote 2019-08-07

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Riley Cote joins the club to talk about his hockey career, fighting in the NHL and how to naturally heal from the damage we have all done to our bodies.

For more information about Riley go to https://bodychekwellness.com


BLC-Podcast-67 | Guest: Ryan Donato 2019-07-17

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Ryan Donato


Ryan Donato (born April 9, 1996) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Minnesota Wild in the National Hockey League (NHL). Donato was selected by the Boston Bruins in the second round, 56th overall, in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Donato just re-signed with the Wild for the next two years! Looking forward to following this kids progress.

Read more information about Ryan here; https://www.nhl.com/player/ryan-donato-8477987


BLC-Podcast-65 | Guest: JD Greenway 2019-07-03

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JD Greenway



JD Greenway drops a line to talk about the Toronto Maple Leafs Prospect Development Camp 2019. This is JD's 4th appearance. JD was born in Canton, NY and is the younger brother of Jordan Greenway, forward for the Minnesota Wild.

Greenway played for the USNDP, U. of Wisconsin, Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL, and is heading to UMAINE for this upcoming season.


BLC-Podcast-64 | Guest: Brent Brekke 2019-06-12

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Brent Brekke


St. Lawrence University President William L. Fox announced today that Brent Brekke has been named the Charles W. Appleton II Men's Hockey Coach. In St. Lawrence's long tradition of ice hockey, traced to the 1920s, he will be the 15th head coach of the program. Brekke has served as an associate head coach and assistant coach at the Division I level for the past twenty years.

"Brent Brekke demonstrated in all the extensive conversations with the search team the clear ability to develop and share a vision as a head coach," said President Fox. "I was impressed with his grasp of what today's students seek and how that translates into a competitive men's hockey program at St. Lawrence. Our ability to recruit a coach of the highest caliber was greatly enhanced by the wise counsel and Laurentian loyalty of professional hockey executives Ray Shero '84 and Randy Sexton '82."

Brekke has spent the past year as an assistant coach at Clarkson University where he helped them finish with a record of 26-11-2, win the ECAC Championship, and advance to the NCAA Tournament. Before that he had spent a decade as assistant and then associate head coach at Miami University in Ohio where he helped them make back-to-back Frozen Four appearances, six NCAA Tournament appearances, two regular season conference championships and two playoff conference championships.

Read more information about Brekke here; https://saintsathletics.com/news/2019/5/25/mens-hockey-brent-brekke-named-head-coach-for-mens-ice-hockey.aspx


BLC-Podcast-63 | Guest: Wade Megan 2019-06-05

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Wade Megan



Wade Megan (born July 22, 1990) from Canton, NY. is an American professional ice hockey center currently playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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More information on Wade and NoCo Hockey School, check out https://nocohockey.com


BLC-Podcast-62 | Guest: David Leggio 2019-05-29

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David Leggio


David Leggio (born July 31, 1984) from is an American professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for Grizzlys Wolfsburg in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).[1]

Leggio played for four years at Clarkson University, where he amassed a record of 59–29–12 with a .922 save percentage and allowed an average of 2.3 goals per game. In his college career, he had 8 shutouts.[2] At Clarkson, Leggio helped Clarkson win the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament championship in 2007 and the Eastern College Athletic Conference regular season title in 2008. Leggio's pro career began with an amateur tryout with the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League (AHL) at the end of the 2007–08 season, but for the 2008–09 season, he found himself with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL, sharing goaltending duties with Anton Khudobin on the way to winning the Brabham Cup as regular-season champions. Read more information about Leggio here; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Leggio


BLC-Podcast-61 | Guest: Casey Jones 2019-05-22

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Casey Jones begins his seventh year as the Golden Knights head coach in 2017-18. Named a finalist three times for ECAC Hockey Coach of the Year in his tenure at Clarkson, Jones was designated the second Leonard S. Ceglarski Chair for the Golden Knights in May of 2011, becoming one of few coaches nationally to hold an endowed coaching position in the sport of ice hockey.

In his first six campaigns, Jones has had Clarkson in contention for an ECAC Hockey playoff first-round bye each year right up until the final weekend of the regular season.

The Knights skated to the program's 72nd winning campaign in 2016-17 with an 18-16-5 overall record, including a sixth-place 10-9-3 ECAC Hockey mark. More noteworthy, however, was a strong season displayed by a standout freshman class brought in by Jones and his staff that bodes well for a promising future for the program. Clarkson's Class of 2020 emerged as one of the best group of rookies in the country. With good balance throughout the class, the Knights' freshmen led ECAC Hockey rookies in scoring and were eighth overall in the NCAA, averaging 2.44 points per game. The Knights' seven rookie skaters accounted for 31% of Clarkson's offense with 95 points on 35 goals and 60 assists. Three members of Clarkson's standout Class of 2020 - goaltender Jake Kielly and forwards Sheldon Rempal and Nico Sturm - were recognized by ECAC Hockey when they were selected to the conference's six-member All-Rookie team.

More information on Clarkson and Casey Jones can be found here https://clarksonathletics.com/coaches.aspx?rc=597


BLC-Podcast-59 | Guest: Daniel Briere 2019-05-07

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Daniel Briere



Daniel Jean-Claude "Danny" Brière (born October 6, 1977) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and executive. He was drafted in the first round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes, and also played for the Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He is best known as one of the top Stanley Cup Playoffs performers in NHL history, with 116 points in 124 career playoff games.

Internationally, Brière won four gold medals in as many appearances with Team Canada at the 1994 World U18 Championships, 1997 World Junior Championships, and the 2003 and 2004 World Championships.

He currently runs day-to-day operations for the Maine Mariners (ECHL).

More information on Danny can be found here https://marinersofmaine.com/about/front-office/


BLC-Podcast-58 | Guest: Kris McCarthy 2019-05-01

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FanSaves is a mobile app that gives sports fans discounts and deals from the sponsors of their favourite teams. It's a digital coupon book that you can access for free!

You can download the app via Read more information here; https://www.fansaves.com/


BLC-Podcast-57 | Guest: Greg Carvel 2019-04-24

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Carvel named Spencer Penrose - Men's D1 Coach of the year!

National Hockey League (NHL) coaching veteran and former Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Defensive Forward of the Year and Coach of the Year Greg Carvel was named the 14th ice hockey head coach at the University of Massachusetts on March 29, 2016. He enters his third season as head coach of the Minutemen in 2018-19.

In Carvel's second year at the helm, the Minutemen posted a 12-win improvement from 2016-17, marking the biggest one-year turnaround in program history and in Division I hockey in 2017-18. The top-three nationally-ranked recruiting class assembled by Carvel and his staff heading into the 2017-18 campaign lived up to its billing as UMass led the nation in freshmen scoring by a wide margin. The class' 67 goals were the most by a freshman class in UMass' Hockey East era and second all-time in assists (102) and points (169), as well.


BLC-Podcast-56 | Guest: Tyler Krueger 2019-04-17

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Tyler Krueger


U. Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Division III Men's Head Hockey Coach, National Champion, Coach of the year!

Read more information here; https://athletics.uwsp.edu/coaches.aspx?rc=1219


BLC-Podcast-54 | Guest: Bob McKenzie 2019-04-03

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Bob McKenzie

This man needs no introduction.. but if you do

Read more information here; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_McKenzie_(broadcaster)


BLC-Podcast-53 | Guest: Jamie Baker 2019-03-20

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Jamie Baker



James Paul Baker (born August 31, 1966) is a Canadian former ice hockey player, having played for the Quebec Nordiques, Ottawa Senators, San Jose Sharks and Toronto Maple Leafs. He was a former radio personality for the San Jose Sharks, and has been their television color commentator since 2014.

Baker was selected by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1988 NHL Supplemental Draft. Following an outstanding college career with the St. Lawrence University Skating Saints, Baker went on to play in parts of 10 NHL seasons. In 404 career games, he tallied 71 goals and 150 points. Baker also appeared in 25 Stanley Cup playoff games. As a player, Baker is best known for scoring the series-winning goal for the San Jose Sharks in the seventh game of the 1994 Western Conference Quarterfinals against the heavily favored Detroit Red Wings. Baker is tied with Jeff Friesen for the Sharks single-season short-handed goals record with 6, set in his 1995-96 season during which he scored 16 total goals.[1]

You can find more information about Jamie here, https://www.sfgate.com/sharks/article/Sharks-broadcaster-Jamie-Baker-stepping-aside-12563274.php
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BLC-Podcast-52 | Guest: Josh Pauls 2019-03-13

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Josh Pauls

Born in New Jersey with a condition known as tibial hemimelia, I was born without either of my tibia bones which resulted in having my legs amputated above the knee at 10 months old. With the guidance of my parents and friends, I learned from a young age that some circumstances cannot be controlled, but attitude can, which is something that has stuck with me to this day.

Fully embracing a positive attitude throughout life, I was a regular participant in physical education classes despite having much less speed, agility, and footwork on my prosthetic legs than my peers had. However, longing for a competitive outlet to compete with athletes on a level playing field, I discovered sled hockey and started playing at age 10.

After playing a few years and being invited to various USA Hockey player development camps, I was asked to join the 2008-2009 US National Sled Hockey Team despite not trying out. Being the youngest and most inexperienced member of the team, I watched, learned, and practiced with some of my childhood idols as a 15 year old which ended with the team’s first world championship in a 1-0 win over Norway in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Leading into the 2010 Paralympic year’s tryout, I was (overly) confident, especially being on a world championship team the past year. However, once the initial 18 man roster was released, my name wasn’t on it. Vowing to work to prove the coaching staff wrong, I played with the Junior National Team and lead as one of their captains at the beginning of the season. Seeing physical improvement and a winning attitude, the team called me up to the national team in November 2009 and played well enough beat out three other players to cement the final spot as the youngest player on the US squad at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games where the team shutout every opponent en route to a gold medal.

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BLC-Podcast-49 | Guest: The OTB Boys! 2019-02-25

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The OTB Boys!



2 Alberta hockey coaches find fame with ‘On the Bench’ videos: ‘it’s been amazing’



Olly Postanin and Jacob Ardown are hockey’s newest characters. The “On the Bench” boys have hit new found fame thanks to their video series of misleading hockey how-to’s. “We tried to key on the stereotypes of being Canadian and just throw them on the characters and just build off of it,” Ardown said.

The two men under all that heavy Canadian garb, are Steven Campbell (AKA Olly) and Ryan Russell (AKA Jacob), two buddies from Airdrie, Alta., who tested the hilarious personas out on while coaching minor hockey. “It’s just really who we are as people,” Russell said. “As we were coaching we wanted to put fun back in the game, make the kids happier, compete a little bit harder. It seemed to work in practice so we started to film it.” And then one April night – it all sparked. Literally.

“One of my buddies I work with actually gave us the idea and we weren’t going to do it, then we were bored one night so we bought the skates, we took them on the concrete and just by accident it happened to travel the internet,” Russell said. “The power of social media.” “We woke up the next morning it had, I think over 500,000 views and at that point we thought, ‘wow we could have something here.”

And they certainly did. Since their first video was posted in March – their hockey “advice” has been watched by millions of people around the world. “I still really don’t think it’s sunk in,” Campbell said.

Olly and Jacob have even broken into the National Hockey League circle, where the players have become fans. “I think the craziest part is when they come up to us and ask us for pictures, rather then us asking them,” Campbell said. “To have them approach us is crazy.” Johnny Gaudreau from the Calgary Flames, New York Islanders forward Jordan Eberle, Jack Eichel from the Buffalo Sabres and Drew Doughty from the LA Kings, Jeff Carter and Kyle Clifford are just some of the names who have now made a cameo appearances.

The NHL even brought the duo out to New York before the season for media day.

“Pretty much everyone we’ve talked with and worked with so far has really enjoyed the videos,” Russell said. “They said they’ve been watching them since we kind of blew up with the skating on concrete and the reaction is unreal, they love it, they get right into it’s just like hanging out with the buddies.”

And much like a group of buddies, they speak their

“It comes right from the dressing room, I mean everybody abbreviates everything, adds an ‘i-e’ or ‘y’ to it, and we kind of just took it over the top and put it on every single word that you would not put it on,” Russell said.

But it makes you wonder if they’re running low on fundies to share.

“Never, the fundies you can never run out of, ” Campbell said.

“The fundies are relentless,” laughed Russell. “We’ll keep coming up with something. You can’t do the exact same play twice in a hockey game so we won’t do the exact same video twice”

Great news for the constantly growing legion of On the Bench followers. The laughs will keep on coming.

You can find more information about Jacob and Ollie here, https://onthebench.life/
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BLC-Podcast-47 | Guest: George Laraque 2019-02-06

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George Laraque



Georges Edy Laraque (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɔʁʒ laʁak]; born December 7, 1976) is a Canadian sports commentator, politician, and former ice hockey player. Laraque previously retired from hockey on August 10, 2010, after the Montreal Canadiens bought out his contract. He is a commentator for TVA Sports and most recently executive director of the fledgling Canadian Hockey League Players' Association.[1] During his 14-year National Hockey League (NHL) career, he played for the Edmonton Oilers, Phoenix Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Montreal Canadiens. From 2010 to 2013, he was one of two deputy leaders of the Green Party of Canada.

Laraque entered the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), where he played for a variety of teams. In 173 games at the junior level, Laraque stockpiled 107 points and 661 penalty minutes. Laraque was a member of the 1996 Granby Prédateurs team which won the Memorial Cup.

After finishing junior, Laraque spent parts of two seasons with the American Hockey League's (AHL) Hamilton Bulldogs. On October 25, 1996, Laraque was involved in his first professional fight taking on Chris LiPuma of the Kentucky Thoroughblades.

On September 15, 1997 in a pre-season game, Laraque fought established heavyweight fighter Donald Brashear of the Vancouver Canucks in an attempt to impress the coaching staff. On November 15, 1997, Laraque was called up to the NHL and took part in his first career fight against Todd Simpson of the Calgary Flames. Laraque won the fight and would be victorious in four others before being reassigned to the AHL.

A year later, with much hard work to improve his game, Laraque showed enough at the AHL-level for Edmonton to bring him to the NHL on a regular basis. Although he was something of a power forward in junior hockey, Laraque is considered primarily as an enforcer at the NHL level. His 6'3" frame and his habit of fighting made him one of the most feared forwards in the league. He was unanimously awarded the 'Best Fighter' award from The Hockey News in 2003. He was named the number one enforcer by Sports Illustrated in 2008. Despite his reputation as a fighting-only player, Laraque has had offensive bursts during his career and on February 21, 2000, Laraque scored a hat trick against the Los Angeles Kings and was also named the game's first star.

You can find more information about Georges Laraque here https://georgeslaraque.com/hk-fights.php
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BLC-Podcast-46 | Guest: Damon Kwame Mason 2019-01-30

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Damon Kwame Mason

Soul On Ice: Past, Present, & Future is a 2016 American documentary film directed, produced, and written by Damon Kwame Mason.[3][4] The film tells the story of the Coloured Hockey League and the history of Black players in ice hockey in the United States and Canada.[5][6][7][8][9] See more at https://www.soulonicemovie.com/





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BLC-Podcast-45 | Guest: Pat Elynuik 2019-01-23

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Pat Elynuik



Patrick Gerald Elynuik (born October 30, 1967) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player who played 506 games in the National Hockey League. After winning a Memorial Cup as a member of the Prince Albert Raiders in 1985, he was drafted in the first round of the 1986 NHL Entry Draft, 8th overall by the Winnipeg Jets. He also played his career for the Washington Capitals, Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators. He retired in 1997.

Since retiring from the NHL, Pat Elynuik Hockey Development is dedicated to making a difference in the quality of player development in the Calgary area. We focus on the successful criteria necessary to build successful players. We are effective in producing results for the development of players because we have played at the highest level. Having played in the NHL for 10 years, I have the knowledge and acess of NHL information that I can pass on to our players. Also note all my on-ice coaches have played NHL, AHL, WHL, NCAA Div 1.

You can find more information about his program here https://www.patelynuikhockeydevelopment.com/
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BLC-Podcast-44 | Guest: Jordin Tootoo 2019-01-17

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Jordin Tootoo

Jordin John Kudluk Tootoo MSM (Inuktitut: ᔪᐊᑕᓐ ᑐᑐ;[1] born February 2, 1983) is a Canadian former professional hockey player. His final contract was played with the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Tootoo has previously played for the Nashville Predators, Detroit Red Wings and New Jersey Devils. Of Inuit and Ukrainian descent, he is both the first Inuk player and the first player to grow up in Nunavut to participate in an NHL game.[2] Tootoo was widely regarded as one of the NHL's best active agitators and was able to annoy, fight, and distract other players to help his team win. Nearing the end of the 2016–17 NHL season, Tootoo has accumulated 64 goals, 96 assists and 1008 PIMs in 717 career NHL games since entering the league in 2003.[3]

In addition to his on-ice skills, Tootoo is known for his charity and community outreach work, especially in northern communities.

On October 19, 2018, he officially announced his retirement on Twitter, saying "After 220 regular season games with the Wheat Kings and 723 games in the NHL I have decided to retire from the NHL to focus on giving back to the Indigenous community."[4]



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BLC-Podcast-43 | Guest: Theo Fleury 2019-01-14

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Theo Fleury



Welcome to the NHL, Theo Fleury drinking from the Stanley Cup after winning in his rookie season in 1989. I remember, do you?

Theoren Wallace "Theo" Fleury (born June 29, 1968) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Fleury played for the Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers, and Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL), Tappara of Finland's SM-liiga, and the Belfast Giants of the UK's Elite Ice Hockey League. He was drafted by the Flames in the 8th round, 166th overall, at the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, and played over 1,000 games in the NHL between 1989 and 2003.

One of the smallest players of his generation, Fleury played a physical style that often led to altercations. As a junior, he was at the centre of the infamous Punch-up in Piestany, a brawl that resulted in the disqualification of both Canada and the Soviet Union from the 1987 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Once considered unlikely to play in the NHL due to his small size, Fleury scored over 1,000 points in his career, placing him 61st in career NHL scoring[1] and won the Stanley Cup in 1989 with the Flames. During his career Fleury recorded 90+ points four times in his career and 100+ points two times within his career.[1] He twice represented Canada at the Winter Olympics, winning a gold medal in 2002. Throughout his career, he battled drug and alcohol addictions that ultimately forced him out of the NHL in 2003. He played one season in the British Elite Ice Hockey League in 2005–06, and made two attempts to win the Allan Cup. After an unsuccessful NHL comeback attempt with the Flames, he retired in 2009.

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BLC-Podcast-39 | Guest: Matt Hendricks 2018-12-12

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Matt Hendricks calls the boys from his truck, driving home from hunting! Nothing to discuss in the woods but his NHL stories are worth the listen...

Hendricks was drafted by the Nashville Predators right out of high school, but his career took a circuitous route through the minor leagues before he carved out a niche as an effective, full-time NHL player.

The Predators selected Hendricks in the fifth round (No. 131) in the 2000 NHL Draft, the year he was a key part of Blaine High School's state championship team in hockey-mad Minnesota. College came first for Hendricks, who played four seasons at St. Cloud State in Minnesota before moving on to professional hockey.

Hendricks, who had rejected the Predators' contract offer, was a free agent and began a minor-league journey that included stops in the American Hockey League with Milwaukee, Lowell, Hershey and Providence. He had a big season (22 goals, 52 points) on a first-place Providence team in 2007-08, but the Boston Bruins did not call him up to the NHL.

That made the 6-foot, 207-pound Hendricks, the son of a Marine, realize the physical, grinding game - checking, winning faceoffs, killing penalties, blocking shots - had to be his trademark if he were to get to the NHL because he wasn't going to make it on offensive production. He fine-tuned his game and was a physical, all-purpose energy player in his final season in the minors with Lake Erie in 2008-09.

Hendricks has had NHL stints with the Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals, Predators and Edmonton Oilers, who acquired him in a trade for goaltender Devan Dubnyk on Jan. 15, 2014. His selfless play has earned him three nominations for the Bill Masterton Trophy, given to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

NOTES & TRANSACTIONS

Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 9, 2007.
Traded to Colorado by Boston for Johnny Boychuk, June 24, 2008.
Signed as a free agent by Washington, September 27, 2010.
Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 5, 2013.
Traded to Edmonton by Nashville for Devan Dubnyk, January 15, 2014.
Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, August 26, 2017.
Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 2, 2018.


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BLC-Podcast-37 | Guest: Doug Smith 2018-11-28

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Doug Smith

The original goon. Doug "Smitty" Smith is a unique story to say the very least. First started skating at 19 and by the age of 21 played his first organized game. By 24 was playing minor league hockey as a fighter, the original goon!

Smith's athletic career started with boxing, which culminated in a split-decision loss in the Massachusetts heavyweight Golden Gloves final in 1984. While training at the Hanover Police Boys' Club, his friend, Adam Frattasio, encouraged him to try hockey fighting. He first laced up skates at the age of 19, played in amateur leagues at 21, and made his first minor-league hockey team at 24 when he won a championship with the Carolina Thunderbirds of the first-year East Coast Hockey League during the 1988-89 season.

Doug Smith

Smith went on to play for six other teams in three leagues, his most productive tour being with the Miramichi Gagnon Packers of the New Brunswick Senior Hockey League. Smith received additional invitations to continue playing in the States, particularly to finish out seasons for teams in various lower minor-leagues, but his new job as a police officer in Massachusetts limited his opportunities to participate in sporadic games with the intention of fighting the opponent's toughest player(s).

After retiring from hockey, Smith has worked as a coach within the Boston Bruins organization, showing their players how to defend themselves. He enjoyed a 20-year stint as an assistant coach for the three-time state-champion Hanover High School hockey team, and has logged significant time as an on-ice official, including two years patrolling the ice in the professional Federal Hockey League. He continues to work as an on-ice hockey-fight trainer, working with such NHL heavyweights as Steve MacIntyre and John Scott.

Additionally, Smith is a police officer, currently with the Hanson police department since 1999. Smith is married and helps care for his two young daughters with his wife, Sharon.[1]

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BLC-Podcast-33 | Guest: Kenny Rausch 2018-10-31

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Kenny Rausch

Kenny Rausch joined the USA Hockey staff full-time in June 2009. As director of youth hockey, Rausch helps oversee USA Hockey’s youth hockey department and programs, the youth and high school national championships, and all national player development camps. As part of his work at the development camps, he serves as the GM of the U.S. Under-17 team that competes in the Under 17 Five Nations Tournament and assists in coordinating the Under-18 Select Team that competes at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

Prior to joining USA Hockey on a full-time basis, Rausch coached at numerous USA Hockey Boys' Select Player Development Camps, and was an assistant coach for the U.S. Under-18 Select Team at the 2004 and 2005 Junior World Cups (Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament).

Rausch’s coaching experience expands well beyond USA Hockey. He spent the 2008-09 season as an assistant coach at Babson College, helping lead the Beavers to the 2009 ECAC East Championship. Previously, he served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Massachusetts Lowell from 2001-08. While there, Rausch recruited a Hobey Baker finalist, a Hockey East Rookie of the Year, multiple Hockey East All-Stars, an All-Rookie Team member, and an All-American.

Prior to Lowell, he spent three years at Niagara University, where he was part of the first CHA championship team that went undefeated in league play and knocked off the University of New Hampshire in the 2000 NCAA Ice Hockey Tournament. Recruits at Niagara included a Hobey Baker Finalist, two CHA Players of the Year, and multiple league All-Stars. Before Niagara, Rausch spent one year at Colby College.

His first year of coaching was in the 1996-97 season, as an assistant coach for his alma mater, Boston University. He helped lead the Terriers to the Beanpot and Hockey East titles that year.

As a player, Rausch was a four-year member of Boston University's men's ice hockey team from 1991-95. He was a part of the 1995 team that won the NCAA Division I National Championship, the Hockey East regular season title and the Hockey East Tournament, as well as the Beanpot, where he was named the Beanpot Most Valuable Player. Rausch was a four-year member of the Hockey East All-Academic Team and was a Hockey East Distinguished Scholar Award Winner.

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BLC-Podcast-31 | Guest: Jordan Greenway 2018-10-17

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BLC-Podcast-30 | Guest: Matt Lashoff 2018-10-10

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Lashoff prepped at Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Connecticut under famed coach John T. Gardner. He was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the first round, 22nd overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. After playing three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Kitchener Rangers, Lashoff made his professional debut at the end of the 2005–06 season with the Bruins' American Hockey League affiliate, the Providence Bruins.

Lashoff made his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins in the 2006–07 season on October 26, 2006. Lashoff scored his first NHL goal December 31, 2007, against Kari Lehtonen of the Atlanta Thrashers.

On April 4, 2007, Lashoff was named to the 2006–07 AHL All-Rookie Team.[1] On March 4, 2009, at the trade deadline for the 2008–09 season, Lashoff was traded by the Bruins, along with Mārtiņš Karsums, to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Mark Recchi and a 2009 second round draft pick.[2]

On August 27, 2010, Lashoff was traded by the Lightning to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Alex Berry and Stefano Giliati.[3]

On August 3, 2012, as a free agent, Lashoff signed a try-out contract with European team, ZSC Lions of the Swiss NLA.[4]

After two and a half years abroad in Sweden and Russia, Lashoff left Metallurg Novokuznetsk of the Kontinental Hockey League mid-year in the 2014–15 season, to return to North America to sign an AHL contract for the remainder of the campaign with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on January 12, 2015.[5] Lashoff appeared in just 11 games with the Tigers before he was traded to the Portland Pirates in exchange for Dyson Stevenson on March 3, 2015.[6]

Lashoff agreed to join the Lehigh Valley Phantoms to begin the season on October 5, 2015. In adding depth to the blueline, Lashoff appeared in 17 games for 2 assists before he was released from his contract. On February 2, 2016, Lashoff inked a contract for the remainder of the 2015–16 season with Adler Mannheim of the German top flight Deutsche Eishockey Liga.[7] He appeared in 3 regular season games before suiting up in two post-season contests, contributing with a goal and 14 penalty minutes.

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BLC-Podcast-29 | Guest: Matt Desrosiers 2018-10-03

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Clarkson Golden Knights Women's Head Coach Matt Desrosiers joins the boys to talk about his back to back national titles, Desrosiers 3rd overall.

In his first 10 seasons as Clarkson University’s Head Coach, including the last four as the solo head coach for the Green and Gold, Matt Desrosiers has established the Golden Knights as one of the premier women’s hockey programs in the country. Desrosiers earned ECAC Hockey Coach of the Year honors for the third time this season.

Under Desrosiers guidance, Clarkson has posted eight 20+-win seasons, including the past seven, four 30-win campaigns in the past five years, won four ECAC Hockey regular season titles, earned two conference tournament championships, made seven NCAA Tournament showings, including six straight, advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four four times and won it all with the 2014, 2017 and 2018 NCAA National Championships. Clarkson has posted a .711 win percentage since Desrosiers assumed the head coaching role in 2008, posting a 256-92-41 record under his watch.

in 2017-18, Clarkson enjoyed its finest season ever with a 36-4-1 overall record, capped off by the program's second consecutive National Championship and the third NCAA title in the past five years. The Green and Gold also won both the ECAC Hockey Regular Season (19-1-2) and Tournament Championships in 2017-18.

Clarkson won the program’s second National Championship last year to close out a 32-4-5 season, including a first-place 19-1-2 ECAC Hockey slate. The Knights also won their first ECAC Hockey Championship Tournament title in 2016-17.

In 2015-16, Desrosiers guided the Knights to the 30-win mark for the second time in the 13-year history of the program and moved on to the NCAA Frozen Four for the second time in three years. Clarkson finished with 30-5-5 overall and battled for its third straight ECAC Hockey regular season title in 2015-16, finishing in second place, three points out of the top spot, with a 14-3-5 league mark.

In his first year as solo head coach, Desrosiers continued to lead the Green and Gold to success in 2014-15, much as he did when he shared the coaching duties with his wife, Shannon, for the previous six years. Desrosiers, who served two years as an assistant on the Clarkson coaching staff from 2006-08 prior to being elevated to co-head coach in 2008-09, has enjoyed great success in guiding the Golden Knights. In 2014-15, Clarkson skated to a 24-11-3 overall record, claimed a share of the ECAC Hockey regular season title with a 16-4-2 conference mark, earned the number one seed in the league playoffs and made its third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.

In 2013-14 Clarkson reached the pinnacle of accomplishments in Division I women’s hockey when the Knights earned the University’s first-ever NCAA Championship. The Green and Gold won the ECAC Hockey Regular Season title with a 16-2-4 league mark and capped off a 31-5-5 overall record with a 5-4 victory over two-time defending national champion Minnesota in the NCAA Championship game on March 23 to complete Clarkson’s best season ever.

In 2013-14 and 2014-15, Desrosiers and his staff won the ECAC Hockey Coach of the Year Award.

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BLC-Podcast-27 | Guest: Grant Fuhr 2018-09-19

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The man, the myth, the LEGEND! NHL Hall of Fame goaltender, Grant Fuhr joins the boys to promote his new documentary Making CoCo!



Grant Fuhr never seemed to let the extreme pressure of stopping pucks affect his demeanor. The goaltender for the Edmonton Oilers glory teams of the 1980s, whose resume also includes stellar work for the Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues and Calgary Flames, stood out by being easygoing and laid back.

"I've always been kind of a relaxed guy," Fuhr said. "I grew up that way and played sports that way my whole life. For me, it's a good temperament to have as a goalie.

But Fuhr's personality, like his playing style, was a hybrid. His was a relaxed intensity, his "sure, no problem" affability masking a fierce competitive fire.

"One, I am ultra-competitive," said the native of the Edmonton suburb of Spruce Grove, Alberta, where he grew up watching the Oilers in the World Hockey Association. "I think that worked to my benefit.

"Two, I enjoyed the game, enjoyed being at the rink every day. Which is part of what makes you good, you have to like what you're doing. I loved being there every day, loved competing every day."

Grant Fuhr
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BLC-Podcast-24 | Guest: Kerry Fraser 2018-08-29

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The LEGEND Kerry Fraser joins the boys to teach them the best NHL history lesson ever! If you know the name Kerry Fraser, then you have to listen to this interview! And if you don't, then you should still listen anyway... #Freezeandshine #killer #Kerry

Kerry Fraser is a hockey analyst, broadcaster and former senior referee in the National Hockey League. During his career, he called 1,904 regular season games, 13 Stanley Cup Finals, and over 261 Stanley Cup playoff games.

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BLC-Podcast-23 | Guest: Brianna Decker 2018-08-22

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Brianna Decker

Brianna drops in to discuss her path to the top of Women's hockey! Decker left the boys amazed at her story. Simply put, she's awesome!

Recently signed with the Calgary Inferno of CWHL,(born May 13, 1991) is an American women's ice hockey player for the Boston Pride of the National Women's Hockey League. She is a member of the United States women's national ice hockey team. She was awarded the 2012 Patty Kazmaier Award while playing for the University of Wisconsin, recognizing the best female ice hockey player in NCAA Division I play.[1] With the Boston Pride, Decker would score the first hat trick in NWHL history on October 25, 2015.

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BLC-Podcast-21 | Guest: Troy Terry 2018-08-08

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Troy Terry

Terry, a fifth-round pick (No. 148) in the 2015 NHL Draft, made his NHL debut with the Anaheim Ducks on March 27, 2018, after a decorated amateur career that included three seasons at the University of Denver. The 20-year-old forward had three shots on goal in two games.

Terry starred with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, and had five points (three goals, two assists) to help the United States win the gold medal at the 2015 IIHF World Under-18 Championship.

Information scraped from https://www.nhl.com/player/troy-terry-8478873


BLC-Podcast-20 | Guest: David Smith 2018-08-01

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Coach David Smith

Coach Smith, head coach of RPI Men's Hockey, steps off the fishing boat for a few minutes to talk to the boys. Check out what he had to say about RPI!

Smith comes to Rensselaer after spending 12 years as the head men's hockey coach at Canisius College.

He led the Golden Griffins to three-straight trips to Atlantic Hockey Championship weekend for the first time in school history, including consecutive appearances in the title game and the team’s first crown in 2013.

During the 2012-13 campaign, Smith guided Canisius to the program’s first conference title with a 7-2 victory in the Atlantic Hockey Championship against Mercyhurst and the team’s first appearance in the NCAA Division I Tournament. The Griffs also finished the campaign ranked 19th in the final USCHO.com national poll, marking the program’s highest finish in the national rankings.

Canisius nearly duplicated the remarkable feat the following two seasons, advancing to the 2014 Atlantic Hockey title game after again eliminating the top two seeds in the conference tournament before earning a second-place finish in 2015 – matching the program’s best regular-season finish – and making a third-straight trip to the semifinals.

In his first 11 seasons, 186 Griffs have earned Atlantic Hockey All-Academic accolades, including a school-record 23 following the 2013-14 campaign. In addition, Max Buetow (2005-06), Dave Cianfrini (2009-10), Ryan Bohrer (2011-12 & 2013-14), Stephen Miller (2012-13 & 2013-14) and Geoff Fortman (2014-15 & 2015-16) were named the Atlantic Hockey Top Scholar Athlete for owning the top GPA in the league. The hockey program consistently owns the top GPA of any team at Canisius with a 3.31 cumulative mark following the 2015-16 academic year.

During his tenure as an assistant coach at Bowling Green and Miami, Smith coached or recruited two Hobey Baker Award Finalists, four Players of the Year, two Rookies of the Year, 22 all-league award winners and three Terry Flanagan Award winners for Perseverance.

The Arthur, Ontario, native was also instrumental in guiding Mercyhurst to two league championships and two NCAA Division I Tournament appearances in his three seasons with the Lakers.

Smith graduated from Ohio State University in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/public relations and was a four-year letterwinner for the Buckeyes. Smith finished his career at Ohio State with 140 points, ranking 14th all-time. He was selected as team captain as a junior and chosen as the team’s MVP as a senior, while leading the Buckeyes with 41 assists and 63 points.

Information scraped from https://rpiathletics.com/coaches.aspx?rc=2186


BLC-Podcast-19 | Guest: Mike McKenna 2018-07-25

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Mike McKenna

The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has agreed to terms with goaltender Mike McKenna on a two-way, one-year contract. The contract will carry an annual value of $700,000 in the National Hockey League and $175,000 in the American Hockey League.

McKenna, 35, returns to the Senators organization, where he played one season for the Binghamton Senators in 2011-12. McKenna, brings a wealth of experience, including 24 NHL games (Tampa Bay, New Jersey, Columbus, Arizona and Dallas) and 461 regular-season AHL games over 13 seasons.

The St. Louis, Mo., native won 17 games while posting a 2.64 goals-against average for the Texas Stars last season, leading them to an appearance in the Calder Cup Final. That marked the second consecutive season his AHL team has make the Calder Cup Final, after doing so in 2016-17 with the Syracuse Crunch.

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BLC-Podcast-18 | Guest: Charlie McAvoy 2018-07-18

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Charlie McAvoy

Charlie interupts dinner with his agent to talk to the boys. Check out what he had to say. Stories for the times..!

Born and raised in Long Beach, New York, McAvoy started skating at age 3 at Long Beach Arena, where his father, Charlie Sr., a plumbing and heating contractor, helped with installing a studio rink. He grew up a fan of the New York Rangers and Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Brian Leetch, and attended Long Beach High School for one year before moving to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he went to Pioneer High School and joined USA Hockey's National Team Development Program.

McAvoy spent two seasons with the NTDP, helping the United States win gold at the 2015 IIHF Under-18 World Championship, and joined Boston University as a 17-year-old freshman. In McAvoy's two seasons, the Terriers went 45-25-8 and made the NCAA Championship twice. McAvoy was named a CCM/ACHA First Team All-American as a sophomore, when he had 26 points (five goals, 21 assists) and was plus-9 in 38 games.

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BLC-Podcast-17 | Guest: Zach Bogosian 2018-07-11

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Zach Bogosian

Zach joins the boys to discuss his off ice training. The offseason trade moves the Sabres just completed. His outlook on this upcoming season, and more. Let's go Sabres!

Selected by the Atlanta Thrashers with the No. 3 pick in the 2008 NHL Draft, Bogosian made the club out of training camp that year. When he made his NHL debut Oct. 10, 2008, against the Washington Capitals, he became the youngest player in Thrashers history at 18 years and 87 days.

Bogosian broke his left leg Oct. 28, 2008, in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers and was out until January. He scored his first NHL goal Jan. 17, 2009, against Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, and led rookie defensemen with nine goals that season. He followed it up by playing for the United States at the World Championship in 2009.

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BLC-Podcast-14 | Guest: Clayton Keller 2018-06-18

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Clayton Keller

Exclusive interview with Clayton Keller, from the Arizona Coyotes, in Las Vegas before the NHL Awards. Humble kid, we really enjoyed having this guy on! Listen to him tell us about his path to the NHL. Having an exceptional rookie season with 65 points. Off ice training and much more.

Keller hasn't let a lack of size (5-foot-10, 170 pounds), keep him from making a big impact in the NHL. The native of Chesterfield, Missouri, is among the new generation of small, nimble forwards such as Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks and Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames who have the skill to beat bigger opponents without taking a pounding.

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BLC-Podcast-11 | Guest: Jimmy Howard 2018-05-30

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Jimmy Howard

When Howard made his NHL debut with the Detroit Red Wings on Nov. 28, 2005, after three years at the University of Maine, they were in the process of compiling a staggering 124 points and winning the Presidents' Trophy with Chris Osgood and Manny Legace in net.

And with Dominik Hasek taking over as the Red Wings starting the next season (he would help Detroit win the Stanley Cup in 2008), the goaltender from Ogdensburg, N.Y., found his path to the No. 1 goaltending job seemingly blocked again. He would spend the majority of four seasons with Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League.

By the start of training camp in 2009, the Red Wings promoted Howard to back up Osgood, but Osgood struggled. By the middle of the season, Howard had assumed the starting position. And he didn't it let go.

Howard finished with 37 wins, 3,740 minutes played, a 2.26 GAA and a .924 save percentage in 63 games and placed second in the voting for the Calder Trophy, awarded to the NHL's top rookie.

Howard was selected by the Red Wings in the second round (No. 64) of the 2003 NHL Draft following three standout college seasons. He went 47-23-10 at Maine and helped lead it to the NCAA Frozen Four as a sophomore.

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BLC-Podcast-9 | Guest: Brady Tkachuk 2018-05-16

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Brady Tkachuk

Boston University freshman forward Brady Tkachuk joins us to talk about his hockey path to B.U., the upcoming NHL combine, playoff hockey, and much more.

CAREER HIGHS
Goals: 2, 1x, 1/26/18
Assists: 2, 3x, rec. 1/12/18
Points: 2, 5x, rec. 1/26/18
Shots: 9, 1x, 11/3/17
+/-: +2, 5x, rec. 1/26/18
Blocks: 3, 1x, 2/16/18
Penalties: 2, 3x, 2/5/18

AWARDS
• Hockey East All-Rookie Team
• Hockey East Rookie of the Week (3/26/18)
• Hockey East Top Performer (11/13/17, 1/29/18)
• 2018 World Juniors - Bronze Medal (USA)

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2017-18
Played in all 40 contests, tallying 31 points on eight goals and 23 assists ... Led team in assists (23) and shots (131) and finished fourth in points and second in plus-minus (+15) ... His 131 shots were the most of any freshman in the country ... Hockey East All-Rookie Team ... Hockey East Rookie of the Week on March 26 after picking up two assists in NCAA Northeast Regional ... Two-time Hockey East Top Performer ... Had a helper in 2-0 win over Providence in Hockey East championship on March 17 ... Scored a goal and recorded an assist in Hockey East quarterfinals series against UConn March 9-10 ... Provided an assist in 3-1 win at Merrimack on Feb. 17 ... Posted an assist in 3-3 tie versus UMass on Feb. 9 ... Scored twice in 8-0 shutout at Arizona State on Jan. 26 ... Found the back of the net in 3-1 win versus Merrimack on Jan. 20 ... Scored in back-to-back games against UMass Lowell Dec. 8-9 ... Lit the lamp and dished an assist in 7-4 win at Boston College on Dec. 1 ... Scored first collegiate goal in 7-0 shutout at Maine on Nov. 18 ... Registered a pair of assists against Minnesota State on Oct. 13 ... Helped Team USA capture a bronze medal at 2018 World Junior Championship.

BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Spent two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program … Captured gold medal with Team USA at 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship, scoring seven points (1g, 6a) in the tournament and serving as a captain ... Finished fourth in scoring on the U.S. National Under-18 Team last season with 54 points (25g, 29a) after recording 25 points (9g, 16a) in 2015-16 with the U.S. National Under-17 Team ... Helped U.S. squad win the title at the 2016 and 2017 U17 Five Nations Tournaments ... Scored five points (2g, 3a) in six games at the 2015 World Under 17 Challenge ... Scored a team-best 43 points (15g, 28a) during the 2014-15 season for the Jr. Blues 16U team in the Tier 1 Elite league ... Projected to be a first-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.

PERSONAL
Born Sept. 16, 1999 ... Son of Chantal and Keith Tkachuk ... His father played one season at BU before embarking on an 18-year NHL career during which he played in 1,201 contests and five All-Star Games ... His older brother, Matthew, is a member of the Calgary Flames ... Enrolled in the College of General Studies.

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BLC-Podcast-7 | Guest: Jordan Greenway 2018-05-02

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Jordan Greenway

Jordan Greenway joins us to talk playoff hockey.


BLC-Podcast-6 | Guest: Gavin Regan 2018-04-19

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Gavin Regan

Gavin Regan, a native of Potsdam, N.Y., has played a significant role at both the district and national levels of USA Hockey as a valuable member of the organization’s volunteer leadership for parts of the last three decades. In June 2013, he was elected a vice president of USA Hockey and chair of the organization’s international council. Regan, who has been a member of USA Hockey’s Board of Directors since 1995, was tabbed in 2004 to serve on the executive committee of USA Hockey as a director representative.

He has been involved with USA Hockey’s New York state affiliate as a district director since 1991; has been on the player development committee for the state for more than 20 years; and has served as team leader for several boys’ New York Select Teams at USA Hockey National Festivals.

Since 1999 Regan has been involved with USA Hockey’s Women’s National Team Program. He served as the team leader for the 2005 U.S. Women’s National Team in the lead up to the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, including a 22-game pre-Olympic training schedule. In 2001 and 2002, he was an assistant to the team leader and also traveled with the 2001-02 U.S. Women’s National Team during legs of the Visa Skate To Salt Lake Tour. Regan has served as camp director for the USA Hockey National Women’s Festival in Lake Placid, N.Y., since 2002 and has been the team leader for the U.S. Women’s National Team at multiple Four Nations Cup tournaments.

Regan served as team leader for the gold medal-winning U.S. team at the 2005 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship in Sweden. He held the same post during the 2004 event in Nova Scotia, Canada. Regan first worked with the 2003 U.S. Women’s National Team scheduled to compete in the IIHF Women’s World Championship in Beijing, China. That tournament, however, was cancelled due to SARS virus concerns.

Regan, who for the past 25 years has forged a successful career in banking and finance, resides in Potsdam, N.Y., with his wife, Jeri, daughters Harley and Kiona and son, Carson.

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BLC-Podcast-3 | Guest: Jordan Greenway 2018-03-29

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Jordan Greenway

BREAKING NEWS We got the story first here!

SAINT PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the NHL club has signed forward Jordan Greenway to a three-year, entry-level contract starting with the remainder of the 2017-18 season. The team also announced it has reassigned forward Zack Mitchell to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Greenway, 21 (2/16/97), recorded 35 points (13-22=35) and 52 penalty minutes (PIM) in 36 games during his junior season at Boston University, helping the Terriers claim the 2018 Hockey East Tournament Championship and advance to the NCAA Northeast Regional Final. The 6-foot-6, 226-pound native of Canton, N.Y., served as an alternate captain in 2017-18, ranking T-1st on the Terriers in points, second in assists and PIM, T-2nd in PPG (4), third in goals and shots on goal (127), and was named a Hockey East Third-Team All-Star. He also collected a goal, 10 PIM and 13 shots in five games with Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, leading the U.S. in PIM and ranking third in shots. In three seasons with Boston University (2015-18), Greenway totaled 92 points (28-64=92) and 192 PIM in 112 games.

Greenway skated in eight games with Team USA at the 2017 IIHF World Championship. He notched eight points (3-5=8) in seven games to help the United States win the gold medal at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, ranking T-2nd on Team USA and T-8th in the tournament in scoring. He also helped the United States earn the gold medal at the 2015 IIHF Under-18 World Championship, registering seven points (1-6=7) in seven games.

He collected 46 points (15-31=46) in 55 games during two seasons with United States National Team Development Program (2013-15) and won championships at the 2014 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament, the 2014 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament, the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and participated in 2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game. Greenway recorded 62 points (23-39=62) in 46 games with Shattuck St. Mary's in Faribault, Minn., in 2012-13.

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