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The Next Shift Hockey Podcast
56 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
Episode #90 - Hugh Jessiman
This week on the Next Shift Hockey Podcast we are joined by New York, New York native, Brunswick School and Dartmouth Big Green Alum, 2003 1st Round Draft Pick of the New York Rangers, NHL Forward and current Senior Vice President at Marsh Insurance, Hugh Jessiman. We chatted with Hugh about being drafted by his hometown New York Rangers, his pro hockey journey, going back to Dartmouth to get his degree, his transition into the insurance business and much more! Thanks for coming on the show Hugh Jessiman!
53 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
Episode #89 - Jim Craig
This week on the Next Shift Hockey Podcast we are joined by North Easton, Mass native, NCAA National Champion with the Boston University Terriers, 1977 4th Round NHL draft pick of the Atlanta Flames, 1980 Gold Medalist and Goaltender for the "Miracle on Ice" Team, Founder and CEO at Gold Medal Strategies, Jim Craig. We chatted with JC about the NHL’s decision to opt out of the 2022 Winter Olympics, his path to BU and relationship with Jack Parker, the "Miracle on Ice" and winning gold in 1980, his transition out of hockey and his work with Gold Medal Strategies. Thanks for coming on the show Jim Craig!
52 minutes | Jan 3, 2022
Episode #88 - Chris Venti
This week we bring on long time friend of ours, 2x National Champion and former Boston College goaltender and NHL EBUG, Chris Venti. Chris walks his through his journey from prep school to college highlighting how he overcame some of the struggles along the way and how with his perspective today can look back and appreciate the adversity that he faced at the time. We also go deep into the details behind him getting the call to head down to the dressing room mid-game as an Emergency Back Up with the NJ Devils!
54 minutes | Dec 27, 2021
Episode #87 - Kris Versteeg
This week on the Next Shift Hockey Podcast we are joined by Lethbridge, Alberta native, 2004 5th round NHL draft pick of the Boston Bruins, 2X Stanley Cup Champion with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010 and 2015 and Co-Founder of sports and coaching social media app Klevr, Kris Versteeg. We chatted with Steeger about his Battle of the Blades experience, growing up in Lethbridge, his hilarious story of being drafted by the Boston Bruins, winning two Stanley cups and the rollercoaster of being traded several times throughout his career, his transition out of playing and the story behind launching his app Klevr. Thanks for coming on the show Kris Versteeg!
58 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
Episode #86 - Chris Collins
This week on the Next Shift Hockey Podcast we are joined by Rochester, NY native, former Boston College Eagle, Hobey Baker Finalist and current Co-Founder of the Evolve Sports Group and Program Director for the Bishop Kearney Selects, Chris Collins. We chatted with Chris about the ups and downs of his playing career, his transition out of the game and the article he wrote for the Players Tribune called “The Trap” and the story behind how he started Evolve Hockey and the rise of the Bishop Kearney Selects Program. Thanks for coming on the show Chris!
55 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
Episode #85 - Drew Miller
This week on the Next Shift Hockey Podcast we are joined by former Michigan State Spartan, 2007 Stanley Cup Champion with the Anaheim Ducks and long-time NHL forward with the Detroit Red Wings, Drew Miller. We chatted with Drew about living out his childhood dreams of playing for Michigan State and winning a Stanley Cup, the special relationship he has with his brother - former NHL goaltender Ryan Miller, being put on waivers to finding his place with the Detroit Red Wings and lastly how Drew has treated his insurance job just like hockey. Thanks for coming on Drew Miller!
54 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
Episode #84 -The Rink Shrinks (Mike Mottau & Brian Yandle)
This week we had an awesome chat with Rink Shrinks Mike Mottau and Brian Yandle. We discussed their own story coming up through the ranks and growing up in hockey families outside of Boston; some of the themes they discuss each week on their podcast and the importance of hockey parents having perspective; how their podcast came to be and more!
52 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
Episode #83 - Matt Carkner
This week on the Next Shift Hockey Podcast we are joined by Winchester, Ontario native, former Peterborough Petes defenseman, 2nd round pick of the Montreal Canadiens in the 1999 NHL entry draft, and 15 year Pro who played for the San Jose Sharks, Ottawa Senators, and New York Islanders, Matt Carkner. Matt chatted with us about his willingness to fight, his development as a young defenseman, the perseverance required to achieve his dream of playing and staying in the NHL, the transition to coaching and much more. Thanks for coming on the show Matt!
52 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
Episode #82 - George McPhee - Vegas Golden Knights President of Hockey Operations
This week on the Next Shift Hockey Podcast we are joined by former Hobey Baker winner with the Bowling Green Falcons, NHL forward with the New York Rangers, General Manager of the Washington Capitals and Current President of Hockey Operations for the Vegas Golden Knights, George McPhee. In this interview we chatted with Mr. McPhee about the Jack Eichel trade to the Vegas Golden Knights, how his love for the game and the National Hockey League has evolved over the years, breaking into the NHL as a player, life after hockey and being drawn back to the game into a career in management and much more. Thanks for coming on the show, George McPhee!
28 minutes | Nov 15, 2021
Episode #81 - JR Butler - Co-Founder of the Shift Group/CRO at Pillir
This week on the Next Shift Hockey Podcast we are joined for the 2nd time by Marlborough, Massachusetts native, former Cushing Academy/Holy Cross Defenseman and current Co-Founder of the Shift Group and Chief Revenue Officer at fast growth start up Pillir, JR Butler. We chatted with JR about some of his defining hockey and life moments, his transition into the technology sales game and what it took to become a professional in something other than hockey + how he started the Shift Group and our newly formed partnership. Thanks for coming on the show JR!
52 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
Episode #80 - Eriah Hayes
This week on the Next Shift Hockey Podcast we are joined by La Crescent, Minnesota native, former Waterloo Blackhawk, Minnesota State Maverick, NHL forward with the San Jose Sharks and current owner of Five7, Eriah Hayes. Eriah’s path from a small town in Minnesota to the NHL and story after hanging up the skates is a special one. Back to back head and facial injuries abruptly ended his playing career at the age of 29 after playing 19 NHL games and scoring 1 NHL goal. After retiring from hockey, Eriah left his desk job and founded Five7 where he is training athletes in his hometown of La Crescent and giving back to his community. Thanks for coming on the show Eriah!! Next Shift!
44 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
Episode #79 - Chuck Thuss
This week on the Next Shift Hockey podcast we are joined by former Miami of Ohio and pro goaltender and current Mental Health Advocate, Chuck Thuss. Chuck is the founder of the Compassionate Connection, Co-Host of the Warriors Unmasked Podcast as well as a professional speaker and certified life, relationship, and spiritual coach. Chuck is on the forefront of the mental health space working with active and retired athletes encouraging them to be the best they can be! Thanks for coming on the show Chuck!
23 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
Episode #78 - Darren Heitner
This week we chat with Sports Attorney Darren Heitner - Big Florida Panthers Fan. He helped us get our Trademark for Next Shift and he works with some of the biggest stars in sports in protecting and commercializing their brands...setting them up for success not only during their careers, but for when that Next Shift comes. Thanks for coming on Darren!
67 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Episode #77 - Matt Lashoff
This week we are pumped to share our chat with former Bruins 1st round NHL pick from the '05 draft, Matt Lashoff. Matt played professionally in the NHL, AHL and Europe, while also making a name for himself as a song writer and recording artist. Today Matt works as Director of Biz Dev at the Oakview Group and has blended his passion for sports and live entertainment in his next shift as he manages property development, management and consultation for the Oakview groups portfolio of projects.
47 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Episode #76 - Daryl Jones
This week we chat with Yale Hockey alum and founder of Hedgeye Risk Management, Daryl Jones. Daryl also was once part owner of the Arizona Coyotes and runs an investment fund with friend of the show, Marty St. Louis. Enjoy!
50 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
Episode #75 - Eddie Olczyk
This week on the Next Shift Hockey podcast we are joined by legend of the game and one of the biggest names in hockey, Eddie Olczyk. The Chicago native was selected 3rd overall in the 1984 NHL entry draft by his hometown Chicago Blackhawks and played 16 NHL seasons that included a Stanley Cup championship with the 1994 New York Rangers and totaled 342 goals + 452 assists for 794 points in 1,031 games. Additionally, Olczyk represented USA 9 times on the international stage during his career. After hanging up the skates, Olczyk joined FSN Pittsburgh as a color commentator for the Penguins and in 2003 he would move from the booth to behind the bench where he served as the head coach of the Penguins. After coaching a young Sidney Crosby and Mario Lemieux at the end of his career, Edzo would return back to television which would lead to his current role as the lead analyst for the NHL on Turner Sports. We chatted with Eddie about joining the NHL on Turner Sports and why he’s excited about the upcoming 2021-22 NHL season, his book “Beating the Odds in Hockey and in Life”, his inspiring battle over cancer, and lastly Edzo takes us on the “elevator of life”. Thank you for coming on the show, Eddie Olczyk!
81 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
Episode #74 - Ryan Lannon
"I graduated from Harvard, are you effin kidding me?" - Pleasure to have on Ryan Lannon, Harvard grad and 15 year pro player in the AHL and Finland. Ryan is one of the only former players we've heard of to make a comeback to the pro game after being retired for 4 years. This conversation was raw and honest and a true look behind a wild journey in hockey - all the feelings of loving it hating it then falling back in love - the craziness of the first retirement living in a van seeing real life. Trying out his hand with various business ventures…and going back to the game after 4 years then trying to figure life out all over again. He is one of the most interesting guys we’ve had the chance to chat with. His story is a unique one in that even with a Harvard degree in his back pocket he is still looking for that one thing or bunch of things that will fire him up the same way the game did when he played.
62 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Episode #73 - Justin Selman
This week with chatted with NJ native, former Michigan Wolverine and Co-Founder of Top Line Hockey, Justin Selman. We discussed the mental and physical grind of trying to make it as an undrafted free agent after signing an entry-level contract and what ultimately lead him to a career as an entrepreneur, guiding aspiring players on the ice, in the weight-room and kitchen, and between the ears. Thanks for coming on Justin!
53 minutes | Sep 12, 2021
Episode #72 - Keith Jones
In this week’s episode of the Next Shift Hockey Podcast we are joined by Brantford, Ontario native, former Western Michigan Bronco and NHL forward with the Washington Capitals, Colorado Avalanche, and Philadelphia Flyers and current analyst for the NHL on Turner Sports, Keith Jones. We chatted with Jonesy about some storylines and his predictions for the upcoming 2021-22 NHL season, his unlikely path through the youth hockey, junior and college ranks that eventually led to a great NHL career + Keith shares some of his favorite stories from his time in the show. Finally, we wrap the episode talking about Keith’s transition from the ice to the television screen. Thanks for coming on the show, Keith Jones!
73 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
Episode #71 - Chris Dingman
This week we chatted with 2 time Stanley Cup Champ Chris Dingman. Chris played on some legendary teams and was an open book for us, sharing the stories inside his two cup runs. Like most players, the road to get to the NHL and to stay was difficult, and Chris's story was no different. Dinger has been involved with the Tampa Bay Lightning broadcast and currently works as the VP of Sales for Stout Gloves in Canada. Thanks for coming on, Chris Dingman!
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