Podcast Episode 13: Saying Goodbye to Hockey (Why Cam Retired)

 

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!

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Twitter: CamConnorNHL

Episode 5: Montreal Canadiens (Part 1)

Cam discusses what it was like to play for the Montreal Canadiens during their dynasty years and with 9 legendary hockey players that ended up making the Hockey Hall of Fame.

-What was it like to play in Montreal?
-How did Cam end up back in Montreal after choosing to play in the WHA?
-What were the fans like?
-Was it intimidating to play next to such legends?
-Stories about Guy Lafleur, Scotty Bowman, Ken Dryden and most of the 1978-79 Habs roster.

Cam also shares stories of his friend and teammate George McPhee and predicts how the new Las Vegas Golden Knights team will do in their first year.

He shares a side story about living in New York, including witnessing a John Gotti mob hit (against Paul Castellano).

Stay tuned for Part 2 which is a can’t miss episode where Cam describes what it’s like to win the Cup, scoring the double overtime goal and what he did to former Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau, in the Montreal Canadiens lockerroom after winning the Stanley Cup!

Twitter: @CamConnorNHL
Email: viewfromthepenaltybox@gmail.com