Brad Larsen is the Assistant coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
I played PeeWee with Brad back when we were kids, and we carried on to be teammates and friends.
Brad is one of the hardest workers I have ever played with, one of the best leaders, teammates and defines work ethic.
He was not always the most talented, but he knew the game and how to get the very most out of his skill set.
Brad is a perfect example of someone kids should look up to and stride to be like in the hockey world.
I hope you enjoy this episode, on Up My Hockey.
This is an incredible discussion with the NHL legend, Daniel Briere.
Briere found success at every level of his hockey career, but this did not come without its fair share of challenges.
At his peek, he clocked in at 5’9, and weighed less than 190 pounds.
Scouts, coaches, GM’s and practically everyone else always doubted his ability to compete at the next level due to being undersized.
Through special techniques, mental strategies mindset tricks, Briere dominated at each level which stemmed to the NHL, as he shared the responsibilities of Captain for the Buffalo Sabres.
There is a lot to be learnt here!