VFTPB 13: Saying Goodbye to Hockey (Why Cam Retired)


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Cam Connor discusses why he ended his hockey career and the injuries surrounding that decision, which included a broken back. Questions and topics include: -Why did it take two years for Cam's broken back to be diagnosed by team doctors? -What happens when a player retires? -What, if any, player reached out to him once he left the game. -The transition from professional hockey to the 'real world' and the lack of services and support for players making that transition back then. -Why can't some players make the transition away from hockey? -What was it like that last time he met Gordie Howe (when Howe was 82 years old)? -Cam discusses Kris Russell accidentally scoring in his own team's net and if that ever happened before to a teammate on his team? -A quick check-in to see how Cam's prediction that the Las Vegas Golden Knights will make the playoffs is faring. -Another missed opportunity, Cam talks about the time he was asked (in 1981) to invest in this new product called...rollerblades/inline skates and he turned it down. -Some stories of his public speaking events, including when he got locked inside a maximum security prison for hours to speak with 12 men convicted of murder! Email: viewfromthepenaltybox@gmail.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/CamConnorNHL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/camconnornhl/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ViewfromthePenaltyBox/ Merchandise (25% off with this link): www.viewfromthepenaltybox.com/merch

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