Sports & Recreation:Professional
#19 Paul Stewart - WHA/NHL Enforcer, NHL Referee, US Hockey Hall of Famer
WHA and NHL Tough Guy, Hall of Fame Referee, Cancer Survivor, Paul “Stewcat” Stewart may be the most interesting man in hockey, but he made his mark well beyond the sport -- inspiring people from all walks of life to find, in themselves, the will and the courage to achieve and survive even the most dire of circumstances.
Incredibly, Paul climbed to the top of the NHL ladder twice — as a player and referee. In Episode 19 of the Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast, we focus on Paul’s playing career -- an incredible journey from Zamboni Driver at Philadelphia Flyers practices to a respected enforcer in the big leagues. Paul delivers fascinating tales from his days slugging it out in the wild “Slapshot” era of minor league hockey and his eventual climb to the big leagues with the WHA Cincinnati Stingers and NHL Quebec Nordiques.
What fueled Paul’s unlikely drive to the top? You’ll get a good idea in his stories about meeting hockey legend Eddie Shore and and heartfelt letter he received from former puglistic foe Jack Carlson.
This podcast is crammed with entertaining hockey stories and life inspiration as as is Paul’s new book titled “Ya Wanna Go?” which is sure to be a best seller. The book is available on his website —YaWannaGo.com, amazon.com and wherever great books are sold. This book is a must read for any hockey fan.
Host: Mark Willand
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#37 John Van Boxmeer: High Scoring D with Montreal, Buffalo and Colorado
#36 Larry Lund - Houston Aeros WHA Legend
#35 Phil Bourque: Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Winner in 1991 and 1992
#34 Geoff Kirbyson (Author) and the 1978-79 WHA Champion Winnipeg Jets
#33 Tim Sweeney - Anaheim Mighty Ducks Original and 1992 US Olympian
#32 Rick Smith - Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Champion, 1970
#31 Randy Manery - The Flames First All Star
#30 Mike Rogers - 3-Time 100-point Scorer with the New York Rangers and Hartford Whalers
#29 Don Luce - 1970's Buffalo Sabres Two-Way Star
#28 Bernie Nicholls, LA Kings Scoring Sensation in the 1980s.
#27 Phil Myre - Goaltender of the Atlanta Flames
#26 Peter Taglianetti - Two-Time Stanley Cup Winner with the Pittsburgh Penguins
#25 Paul Gardner - Prolific Pittsburgh Penguins Power Play Producer
#24 Brian Propp - Philadelphia Flyers Legend
#23 Mike Antonovich - WHA Star and Minnesota Hockey Legend
#22 Jordy Douglas WHA/NHL Pro with Hartford, Minnesota and Winnipeg
#21 Mike Corrigan - LA Kings and Vancouver Canucks Original
#20 Matt DiBiase (author), PJ Stock and Al Iafrate
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