Cam Connor also played for the Edmonton Oilers during their rookie NHL year and with a team of future all stars.
The episode starts with reading some feedback from listeners and answering listener questions, including tips on fighting and how Cam became an Assistant Coach for the New Haven Nighthawks.
Other topics include:
-The importance of media training and public speaking for the top hockey stars
-Cam’s multiple injuries playing for the Edmonton Oilers
-What got Cam in hot water during his time in Edmonton
-Why Cam may be the only professional athlete to skip team picture day (and why he regrets that now)
-What was Glen Sather like as a coach?
-How was the team received in its first year?
Finishing up Cam’s time with the New York Rangers.
Cam shares stories about:
-Phil Esposito and what he learned from playing with him
-A hilarious story about calling the wrong number (don’t want to give away the story)
-Thoughts on John Davidson and the pranks Cam would play on him
-Cam’s memories of the NY Rangers, New York fans and playing in Madison Square Gardens
-Why he got sent to the minors and how he dealt with it
-Playing for the New Haven Nighthawks and why he rejected being the captain of the team
-Playing for the Tulsa Oilers, a team that only played away games, but ending up winning the championship
-Tales of an epic fight that ended with both hockey players and fans in handcuffs and a gun being pulled
-Finally, we share the time Cam’s son showered with a supermodel
Part 2 discusses Cam’s time with the Montreal Canadiens. We cover some fascinating topics including:
-Pranks while in the lockerroom and who was the prankster of the Canadiens?
-What cringeworthy thing did Cam do to former Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau, after the Habs won the Cup?
-What’s it like to win the Cup, especially in Montreal?
-Cam discusses his well-known double OT goal in the Stanley Cup playoffs (over the Toronto Maple Leafs)
-The controversy of Cam’s name not being on the Stanley Cup
-Playing with the Habs Alumni legends team at the first Heritage Classic
Next week is everything New York Rangers!
Cam shares his favorite stories of his friendship with wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper. In part 1, Cam talks about the early years with Rod, including how they met – by brawling of course. From hitchhiking to Toronto to picking dandelions to use as heat for Rod’s first wrestling match, we hope you enjoy getting to know this special friendship.
Also Cam talks about signing contracts and the huge mistakes he made that cost him thousands and thousands of dollars.
Cam shares some behind the scene stories of his time with Wayne Gretzky, including the time Glen Sather asked him to take a young Gretzky out for drinks. He also mixes in a great Kevin Lowe story as well and comments on how impressive the new Rogers Place arena is in Edmonton.
Cam discusses why he took figure skating lessons and he reflects on what the city and people of Houston mean to him.
Welcome to the first episode of the View from the Penalty Box with former NHL hockey player Cam Connor. This episode is a quick introduction of what the View from the Penalty Box with Cam Connor is all about.
Cam discusses the recent passing of Dave Semenko; why Cam chose the WHA over the NHL/Montreal Canadiens; and talks about playing junior hockey in Flin Flon, Manitoba.