Randall Kaplan is joined by professional NHL hockey player and Olympic athlete Bobby Ryan. They discuss how, at age 10, Bobby and his family lived in hiding under an assumed name for years after his father tried to murder his mother and escaped bail, Bobby’s rise to becoming an NHL All-Star, his battle with alcoholism, his views on why you need to eliminate the takers in your life, and much more.
Separating great athletes from elite athletes. Excelling at hockey from an early age. Going 39-0 with the LA Kings junior team. Winning a national championship at age 12. Being drafted as the second overall pick in the NHL as an eighteen-year-old. Shifting goals and priorities with age. Learning about work ethic and dedication from his parents. Asking for help when you can’t stop drinking. Making a comeback and being a leader. And other topics...
Bobby Ryan is a professional NHL hockey player who has played for the Anaheim Ducks, Ottawa Senators, and Detroit Red Wings. He began his hockey career on the Los Angeles Kings junior team, winning a national championship at age 12. Bobby has also represented the United States in international and Olympic hockey, winning a silver medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics. After taking a leave for substance abuse in 2020, Bobby was awarded the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, an annual award to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey.