Randall Kaplan is joined by former professional hockey player Jimmy Carson to discuss his early and long-term success in the NHL, his experiences as a first-generation American, his post-professional life as a father and husband, his success after he retired, his views on being part of the biggest trade in sports history, and much more.
- The influence of Jimmy’s parents and his ancestry.
- The American Dream and what it meant to Jimmy and his family.
- The role of mentors in shaping our success.
- Growing up near Olympia Stadium and attending his first Detroit Red Wings games.
- Moving to Canada at age 16 to play hockey.
- Being selected as the second overall draft pick by the Los Angeles Kings.
- Being traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Wayne Gretzky.
- Jimmy’s keys to success.
- And other topics...
Jimmy Carson is a former American professional hockey player who played for the Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks, and Hartford Whalers. In 1988, he became the second teenager to score 50 goals in a season - the first was Wayne Gretzky. He scored more goals as a teenager than any player in NHL history – 92 goals. After he retired from hockey, Jimmy has built a very successful career in financial services - something he planned during his early days in the NHL.