61 episodes

Connor Carrick Podcast is a journey into the pursuit of improvement and well being-physically, mentally, and spiritually. In each episode, NHL Defenseman Connor Carrick speaks with some of the world's highest performing people about how they curate and execute their respective craft. Connor Carrick Podcast dives deep into the path and process of each guest, and the lessons learned on how to live more curiously, passionately, and purposefully.

The Curious Competitor with Connor Carrick Connor Carrick

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 162 Ratings

Connor Carrick Podcast is a journey into the pursuit of improvement and well being-physically, mentally, and spiritually. In each episode, NHL Defenseman Connor Carrick speaks with some of the world's highest performing people about how they curate and execute their respective craft. Connor Carrick Podcast dives deep into the path and process of each guest, and the lessons learned on how to live more curiously, passionately, and purposefully.

    Sports Nutrition Essentials with NHL Consultant Sylvie Tetrault

    Sports Nutrition Essentials with NHL Consultant Sylvie Tetrault

    In this episode, I sit down with Sylvie Tetrault, sports nutritionist, about all things nutrition for athletes. We discuss her experience working with Gary Roberts and the NHL, the importance of good nutrition, systems or habits you can implement to help you achieve your nutrition goals, and staple foods to have on hand. We reflected on the changes in food systems that have led to food intolerances, and why the quality of food you eat is important. She breaks down why fasting may not be beneficial for all athletes and the cyclical nature of athletes, how to wind down after a late-night game, and why you should take responsibility for your own health.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Nearly Fatal Burn Victim To NHLer & The Power Of Visualization with Aaron Volpatti

    Nearly Fatal Burn Victim To NHLer & The Power Of Visualization with Aaron Volpatti

    In this episode, I sit down with a former teammate and NHL veteran, Aaron Volpatti, high-performance coach and author-to-be. We spoke about Aaron’s story of adversity and perseverance that got him into the NHL, his relationship with high-stress environments and tolerance to pain, working through the fear of failure, and how to use the power of visualization to get to where you want to be.

    • 59 min
    The Importance of Physical Literacy With David Arsenault

    The Importance of Physical Literacy With David Arsenault

    In this episode, we welcome former national taekwondo champion and founder of Pain Station, David Arsenault. We discuss how to find joy in the process of showing up every day to training, leaning into adversity, the importance of remaining consistent in your effort as an athlete, and how physical literacy can improve your life.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    In Season Check In: Battling Injuries, Call Ups, Meditation and NHL Referees

    In Season Check In: Battling Injuries, Call Ups, Meditation and NHL Referees

    In this episode, I sit down and reflect on this season so far as well as my brief experience being called up to the Seattle Kraken. We chat about my experience of how not to engage with NHL referees, the elements that make up a strong hockey team, working through minor injuries, and how my meditation practice has allowed me to lean further into my practice as an athlete.

    • 42 min
    Earning A Spot In The NHL And Then Again With Liam O’Brien

    Earning A Spot In The NHL And Then Again With Liam O’Brien

    How to surprise everyone to make the NHL, and then do it again, with the Ultimate edge finder and teammate, Liam OBrien. In this episode, we discuss how adversity challenged Liam’s growth and belief in himself, strategies that Liam uses to reflect let go and prepare for the next battle. We also discuss the evolution of the sport in youth, as well as, some secret stories from Hersey Bears during their time as roommates.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Training And Recovery with NHL Sport Science Director Devan McConnell

    Training And Recovery with NHL Sport Science Director Devan McConnell

    In this episode, we welcome Arizona Coyotes Performance Director Devan McConnell to the show. We discuss how to prepare for the demands of a training camp, how to approach training during a season, and the power of intention on meeting your goals. We also discuss specific considerations for the youth athlete, and why nutrition and recovery is key to performance.


     


    0:12 Introduction

    2:00 What Makes Devan Different? 

    6:30 How Devan Approaches Working With New Athletes?

    9:20 Preparing For The Demands Of Camp

    13:47 The Power Of Intent In Training

    21:13 How To Approach In-Season Training 

    29:34 Considerations For Youth Athletes Off-Season Training

    38:05 How To Find Balance in Training - On-ice Vs. Off-Ice 

    43:19 One Thing Devan Would Change In NHLer’s Approach 

    45:30 Recovery Techniques & Strategies 

    49:28 Nutrition in Youth Athletes & Mental Health 

    57:10 Creative Solution To A Training Restriction 

    1:00:00 Devan’s Favorite Success Story

    1:03:57 Conclusion 








    Devan’s Book 


    Food What The Heck Should I Eat?


    Food Rules

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

Colin26 ,

Great motivation!

This podcast really helps motivate me on long runs. I love to throw this on and put in 5-7 miles. Connor’s hunger to learn more and improve is infectious!

Four Eyes McGee ,

Not another Hockey Show.

I really enjoy this podcast. The content and guests are interesting and articulate and Connor has a great balance of conversing and listening. I appreciate the range of guests and his highlights of female athletes and entrepreneurs.

A great listen, and a nice break from other sports shows.

Drfriedman ,

New listener...Impressed

I’m really enjoying this pod. The title is perfect because Connor is a naturally curious person and his guests have a lot to offer to anyone. He asks the right questions, is a good listener, and is very personable. He has gained a fan here and no doubt is going places when his playing career is over.

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