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Listen in as John Shannon chats with the newest crop of Hockey Hall of Fame inductees. Each share their story that led them to achieving hockey’s highest honor and discuss their memories of a lifetime spent in the sport we all love.

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Listen in as John Shannon chats with the newest crop of Hockey Hall of Fame inductees. Each share their story that led them to achieving hockey’s highest honor and discuss their memories of a lifetime spent in the sport we all love.

    Vaclav Nedomansky, HHOF Class of 2019

    Vaclav Nedomansky, HHOF Class of 2019

    John Shannon chats with Vaclav Nedomansky about being the first hockey player to defect to North America to play, his time in the WHA, playing for the Detroit Red Wings in the 1970s, and his international success with the Czech national team in the Olympics and World Championships.

    • 38 min
    Sergei Zubov, HHOF Class of 2019

    Sergei Zubov, HHOF Class of 2019

    Sergei Zubov joins John Shannon to discuss his Hall of Fame playing career, winning the Stanley Cup with the 1994 New York Rangers and 1999 Dallas Stars, his relationship with Mike Keenan and Ken Hitchcock, his style as a defenseman, Mike Richter and Ed Belfour, and why he demanded to play on the penalty kill.

    • 27 min
    Jerry York, HHOF Class of 2019

    Jerry York, HHOF Class of 2019

    John Shannon’s guest is Jerry York, Jerry discusses why he’s so pleased to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, his coaching philosophy, the message he tries to get across when recruiting players, why he hasn’t been shy in recruiting smaller players, the Boston College/Boston University rivalry, and some of the great NHL players he’s coached in college.

    • 37 min
    Hayley Wickenheiser, HHOF Class of 2019

    Hayley Wickenheiser, HHOF Class of 2019

    John Shannon welcomes in Hayley Wickenheiser. Hayley discusses when she realized her love for hockey as a child, where she got her work ethic, her memories of winning multiple gold medals in the Olympics, the challenge of growing women’s hockey, the challenge of attending medical school and her role with the Toronto Maple Leafs and what she loves about it.

    • 39 min
    Jim Rutherford, HHOF Class of 2019

    Jim Rutherford, HHOF Class of 2019

    John Shannon is joined by Jim Rutherford. Jim discusses his NHL playing career, how he transitioned into management, what he learned as the GM of the Carolina Hurricanes, Sidney Crosby, why the Pittsburgh Penguins GM job was appealing to him and why he’s found great success in Pittsburgh.

    • 44 min
    Jim Hughson, 2019 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award recipient

    Jim Hughson, 2019 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award recipient

    John Shannon is joined by Jim Hughson, the voice of Hockey Night in Canada and recipient of the 2019 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award.  Jim discusses how he got his start in broadcasting, how he fell in love with hockey, his first big break in the broadcast business, the job interview that led to his first television broadcasting job, his ability to call both baseball and hockey and why he would never choose to broadcast another sport over hockey.

    • 54 min

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