Cam’s off to catch a flight, but not before he shares some more interesting hockey stories including:
-Why was Cam banned from playing hockey in Finland?
-Cam shares what he did with the jerseys he wore and shares a hurtful story about a friend who stole his New York Rangers jersey (among others).
-A story of Cam giving a loyal fan one of his game worn jerseys and what Cam received in the mail years later.
-Cam’s thoughts on Olympic inspiration Mark McMorris.
-Thoughts on the Greatest Team ever fan voting (Edmonton Oilers 1984-85 won the vote)
-Why Cam tried hypnotism to get him focused on the ice
-Why Cam thinks there will never be another hockey dynasty.
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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
Cam talks about his time playing for the New York Rangers and what is was like to live in New York in 1980s (including meeting Madonna and another mafia run in).
-Finding out he was traded to New York (over the radio!)
-Telling Glen Sather the last place he wanted to play was in New York
-How wrong he was about New York and how it was an amazing place to live
-Cam finding out that coach Fred Shero actually meant to trade for Colin Campbell not Cam Connor!
-What it was like to play for coaches Fred Shero and Herb Brooks
-How Craig Patrick as the new General Manager was not great for Cam
-Thoughts on teammates Tom Laidlaw and Ron Duguay
-An emotional story that chokes Cam up to tell about a rink attendant named Tony with the short leg
Stay Tuned for Part 2 where Cam discusses Phil Esposito, Don Maloney, John Davidson, getting sent to the minor leagues for the first time in his career and Cam shares a story about a fan who pulled a gun during a game which led to chaos and even hockey players leaving in handcuffs.