Joe Dziedzic - NHL Player 2 Trainer/Coach - Hockey Journey EP43

My next guest is Joe Dziedzic and I'm super excited to hear about his hockey journey. Joe grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he spent his childhood playing football, hockey, and baseball. By the time he finished his high school career, he had college scholarship offers for all 3 sports. In 1990, his senior year at Edison High School, he won Mr. Hockey, which is awarded to Minnesota's best male high school hockey player, and later that same year he was drafted in the 3rd round, 61st overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins. After high school, he began his college career with the hometown team, the Minnesota Gophers. Following 4 years of schooling and hockey growth, he would sign with the Penguins and go on to play in 130 NHL games with Pittsburgh and at the time, the Phoenix Coyotes, but it was a career cut short because of an eye injury. After his retirement, he got into coaching at the team level and also doing small group skill development training through JD Hockey. He's currently the head coach at Minneapolis High School and was the 2022 Minnesota High School Coach of the year, so we have a lot to talk about. To learn more about Joe and JD Hockey please visit the links below website - email - [email protected]