A hockey podcast realized by former players, tailored for the players of the past and present...We created The Next Shift to uncover the untold stories of retired players and ultimately celebrate those who have conquered the unknown territory of life after hockey in their new arenas of work as innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders. We aim to bring on guests that share a common denominator in that the lessons they learned and the adversity they faced within the game molded their character as people which enabled them to reach their life goals and dreams. At some point, the game must end for us all, but the "Next Shift" mindset, that, you carry for a lifetime.
Episode #32 - Mark Mowers
This week, we are joined by Whitesboro, New York product, former All-American and Hobey Baker Finalist with UNH Men's Hockey, NHL forward with the Nashville Predators, Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, and Anaheim Ducks - current Pro Scout for the Minnesota Wild and real estate agent, Mark Mowers. In this interview, (begins at 9:15) Mark shares the story behind his rise to the NHL, the adversity and challenges he faced within the pro ranks and lessons learned reflecting back on his playing days, his "next shift" and transition from player to the other avenues of the game and finding a passion in scouting + we chat the importance of diversifying your intrests and work, the power of networking and advocating for yourself after hanging up the skates and more!*WIN YOUR NEXT SHIFT*If you haven't, please leave us (5 only) stars and a review on APPLE PODCASTS.Don't use Apple?Listen to us Here:Our Website: https://www.nextshift.bizGoogle Podcasts: Listen to Next Shift - More Than a Hockey Podcast on Google PodcastsHave any thoughts, ideas, or feedback? Want to leave a voicemail that we can air in our intro?Reach us by email: email@example.comFollow us on Social MediaInstagram: Follow Next Shift Hockey on InstagramTwitter: Follow Next Shift Pod on TwitterFacebook: Follow Next Shift Hockey on FacebookLinkedin: Follow us on LinkedInWant to look like a PRO?Check our new Merch: Shop for Next Shift Gear*Use Code "Holiday25" for 25% off our whole store*THANK YOU to all our supporters and listeners! The Best Has Yet to Come #NEXTSHIFTNATION
Episode #31 - Andy Sutton
This week, we are joined by Kingston, Ontario native, St. Michaels Buzzers alumni, former Michigan Tech Hockey star and enviromental engineering major, 15 year National Hockey League veteran force where he combined a total of over 600 games played with the San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, Atlanta Thrashers, New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators, Anaheim Ducks, and Edmonton Oilers...Current hockey equipment innovator and serial entrepreneur, Owner/CEO of Verbero Hockey, Andy Sutton who dominated his NEXT SHIFT.In this interview, (begins at 8:30) Andy shares how his realization and interests of life beyond the game in his early years paid off down the road - Hockey was never his be-all and end-all + why he took on a mindset of throwing expectations out the window and how trusting his own ability elevated his game to a level many want, but few reach by his senior year of college hockey. This led to a wild ride of an outstanding NHL career where the thought of the end loomed from start to finish + how countless injuries spurred a passion in hockey equipment innovation that has progressed into his current role and vision with Verbero Hockey + invaluable advice for current and former players approaching or inside of life after the lights dim. Finally, we chat about chasing what DREAMS are made of and MORE. To say the least, this one was for the books. Thanks for coming on Andy!*WIN YOUR NEXT SHIFT*If you haven't, please leave us (5 only) stars and a review on APPLE PODCASTS.Don't use Apple?Listen to us Here:Our Website: https://www.nextshift.bizGoogle Podcasts: Listen to Next Shift - More Than a Hockey Podcast on Google PodcastsHave any thoughts, ideas, or feedback? Want to leave a voicemail that we can air in our intro?Reach us by email: firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow us on Social MediaInstagram: Follow Next Shift Hockey on InstagramTwitter: Follow Next Shift Pod on TwitterFacebook: Follow Next Shift Hockey on FacebookLinkedin: Follow us on LinkedInWant to look like a PRO?Check our new Merch: Shop for Next Shift GearTHANK YOU to all our supporters and listeners! The Best Has Yet to Come #NEXTSHIFT
Episode #30 - Mike McKenzie
This week, we are joined by Whitby, Ontario native, former St. Lawrence University Men's Hockey Captain and current General Manager and Head Coach of the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League, Mike McKenzie. In this interview, we chat the path of Mike's playing career, his transition to and climb through the coaching and management ranks + his favorite parts and the challenges of his current role, what culture in an organization really means, the habits of successful people and how each part of your life is connected to how you perform in your role and as a person and more! Thanks for coming on Macker!
Episode #29 - Brian Strait
This week, we are joined by former US National Team Development Program Captain, 2009 NCCA National Champion with the Boston University Terriers, NHL defenseman with the Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Islanders, and Winnipeg Jets - current player development coach, NHL scout with the New Jersey Devils and fantasy football podcast host - Brian Strait. In this interview we chat, Brian’s rise to the NHL, how he handled the unexpected end of his playing career, the keys to player development, and finally we have some fun chatting fantasy football and his favorite memories of the game. Thanks for coming on the show Brian!
Episode #28 - Angelo Esposito
This week we are joined by former Quebec Remparts sensation and CHL Memorial Cup Champion, 2007 1st Round NHL Draft Pick, 2009 World Junior gold medalist with Team Canada, 9 Year Pro and current real estate investor, hockey player development specialist and dabbling Canadian Politician, a man of the people...Angelo Espositio - Takes on His Next Shift - "Listen, there was a lot of disappointment in my career and there were a lot of hard times, but like I said, I Can't Look Back." Hope you enjoy this one! Thanks Angelo!!
Episode #27 - Keith McCullough
This week, we are joined by Thunder Bay, Ontario native, Former Yale Hockey Captain and current founder and CEO of Hedgeye Risk Management, In this interview (8:30) Keith shares his take on what Dave Portnoy AKA “Davey Day Trader” has done to stir up the trading game, how the ups and downs of his junior hockey experience prepared him for the challenges he would face later in life, why he chose to play in the NCAA with Yale instead of taking the OHL route and how his team evolved into a winner by his senior year, his transition out of hockey to Wall Street and how he overcame the adversity in his “Next Shift” which led him to write his book “Diary of a Hedge Fund Manager: From the Top, to the Bottom and Back Again” and gave him the inspiration to start his own company in Hedgeye Risk Management + we chat the shared habits of successful people, the power of social media, Keith’s journey of buying, owning, and selling the Arizona Coyotes, and finally his favorite memories of the game! Thanks Keith!
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Big fan! Insightful topics, feels like I’m backing in the locker room with the boys again. Highly recommend, especially for former college hockey players!