The Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast
By Mark Willand l Pro Hockey Alumni
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Mark Willand brings you the Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast celebrates the heritage of the game with in-depth interviews, behind-the-scenes stories from the legends of the WHA, NHL and minor pro hockey. The Pro Hockey Alumni brings together legends and communities for the benefit of children and promotes the rich tradition of the great game of hockey.
||Clean#22 Jordy Douglas WHA/NHL Pro with Hartford, Minnesota and Winnipeg||Episode 22 of the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast features the personable Jordy Douglas, a WHA and NHL pro, who scored 33 goals with the Hartford Whalers in 1979-80. After a great junior career with the Flin Flon Bombers, Jordy elected to sign with the New||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#21 Mike Corrigan - LA Kings and Vancouver Canucks Original||Episode 21 of the Pro Hockey Alumni podcast features Mike Corrigan, a 11-year NHL veteran with the LA Kings, Vancouver Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins. Mike was both an original LA King and Vancouver Canuck but it was in his second go-round with the K||12/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20 Matt DiBiase (author), PJ Stock and Al Iafrate||Today’s Guest on the PHA Podcast is Matt DiBiase, the author of the book — “the Art of the Dealers, the NHL Greatest General Managers” "The Art of the Dealers" is based several interviews with NHL players and general managers (active and retired||11/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18 Keith "Huffer" Christiansen - A Tribute to a Minnesota Hockey Legend||Episode 18 of the Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast is a Tribute to US Hockey legend Keith “Huffer” Christensen, who died on November 5th, 2018 at the age 74. After a legendary high school career in International Falls, MN, Huffer became a standout pla||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17 Rick Middleton Boston Bruins Legend||What an honor to talk with this week’s guest — my good friend and Boston Bruins legend Rick “Nifty” Middleton. A first round draft pick of the NY Rangers in 1973, Nifty scored 448 career goals and 988 career points in 14 sensational NHL season||11/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16 Terry Ruskowski - Captain of the Chicago Blackhawks, LA Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins and Houston Aeros||Terry "Roscoe" Ruskowski played for the Chicago Black Hawks, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Minnesota North Stars in the National Hockey League (NHL), and for the Houston Aeros and Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15 Joe Noris WHA All Star with the San Diego Mariners||Drafted in the third round, 32nd overall, by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft, Joe Noris played 55 regular season games in the National Hockey League with the Penguins, St. Louis Blues, and Buffalo Sabres in 1971–74. Durin||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14 Joe Juneau - Boston Bruins Rookie Sensation, Hockey Humanitarian -- and Rocket Scientist||14-Year NHL veteran Joe Juneau enjoyed an incredible collegiate hockey career at RPI all while earning a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Joey went on to win a siver medal for Canada in the 1992 Olympics and became an instant sensation in Boston with||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13 Ab McDonald Tribute for 16-year NHL and WHA Pro and 4-time Stanley Cup Champion||Episode 13 of the Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast is a tribute to NHL and WHA veteran forward Alvin Brian “Ab”Ab McDonald, who passed away on September 4, 2018 at the age of 82. Ab played 762 regular-season and 84 NHL playoff games followed by two seasons||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12 1970s NY Rangers - Boston Bruins Trades, Mike Krushelnyski and a Tribute to Lauri Mononen||In Episode 12 of the Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast, we’ll play three periods: In Period 1 we talk classic New York Rangers Hockey with George Grimm, the author of “We Did Everything But Win: An Oral History of the Emile Francis Era New York Rangers||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 John Schella Tribute for the Houston Aeros and Vancouver Canucks||Today we pay tribute to a hockey warrior - John Schella — who passed away on August 3rd 2018 at the age of 71. John Schella was Born May 9 1947 -- Port Arthur, ONT. He gained notoriety as one of the “Thunder Bay Boys” before signing with th||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 Jerry Rollins - WHA Tough Guy Turned Business Leadership Guru||Jerry Rollins was a hard-punching defenseman, who fought all the tough guys in the wild World Hockey Association. A 2nd round draft selection of the Detroit Red Wings and the WHA Toronto Toros in 1975, Rollins earned the respect of teammates and foes al||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 Andre Lacroix - Philadelphia Flyers and WHA Legend||Andre Lacroix was the all-time scoring leader in the World Hockey Association with 798 points in just 551 games. Nicknamed the "Magician," Andre averaged nearly an assist per game throughout his WHA career. After a 147-point season with the San Diego Ma||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 Kurt Walker Toronto Maple Leafs Enforcer||Toronto Maple Leafs Enforcer Kurt Walker Today’s guest on the PHA Podcast is Kurt Walker, who played three seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs as an enforcer on a talented team that included Darryl Sittler, Lanny McDonald, Borje Salming, Ian Turnbull||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 Peter Marsh - Chicago Blackhawks and WHA Pro||Peter Marsh - Chicago Blackhawks, Winnipeg Jets, Cincinnati Stingers Today’s Guest on the PHA Podcast is NHL Veteran Peter Marsh After a prolific junior career with Sherbrooke of the Quebec Major Junior League, Peter played eight big league seasons b||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6: "Hockey Players In Business" - Shannon Lewandoski||Today’s guest is Shannon Lewandoski Shannon is not an ex-pro player but he is an integral part of the hockey community. Shannon is a Financial Planner in Greater St. Louis and an avid adult hockey player, who created the popular LinkedIn Group “Hock||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 Frank Simonetti Undrafted D2 Player to Boston Bruins Defense Partner with Raymond Bourque||Frank Simonetti was an All-American collegiate player at D2 Norwich University, who went on to play four seasons with the Boston Bruins in the 1980s. Frank shares interesting stories from his Bruins career, partnering on defense with Ray Bourque, his so||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 Larry Pleau The First New England Whalers and US Hockey Legend||A member of the US Hockey Hall of Fame, Larry Pleau is one of the most respected people in the game. Larry was one of the top American hockey players in the late 1960s and 1970s, playing for Team USA at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble as well a||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 Mark Greczmiel Producer of the "California Seals Story" Documentary - Pro Hockey Alumni||The guest on Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast #3 is film producer and hockey fan Mark Greczmiel, who has produced an entertaining documentary on the California Seals hockey franchise, one of the six expansion teams added to the NHL in 1967.The nine-year NHL s||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 Norm Beaudin -The Original Winnipeg Jet - Pro Hockey Alumni Podcast||A prolific minor league scorer during the days of the six-team NHL, Norm Beaudin was an original member of the expansion St. Louis Blues in 1967. Later, he became the first-ever player to sign with the Winnipeg Jets of the fledgling World Hockey Assoc||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 Blaine Stoughton, "The Sniper" - Hartford Whalers||OUR FIRST EVER GUEST ON THE PRO HOCKEY ALUMNI PODCAST IS "THE SNIPER" — BLAINE “STASH” STOUGHTON, WHO HAD TWO 50-GOAL AND TWO 40-GOAL SEASONS WITH THE HARTFORD WHALERS OF THE NHL ALONG WITH A 52-GOAL CAMPAIGN WITH THE WHA CINCINNATI STINGERS. IN||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great podcast. Love to hear the stories of some of the men who made this sport special
Great behind the scenes insight on players from the greatest generation of hockey. Keep the untold stories coming!
Hockey History Shared By Insiders
Mark Willand has years of NHL Public Relations experience (Whalers, Penguins), extensive multi-league knowledge and a lifelong love of hockey - and all are evident as he interviews hockey legends and personalities.
Mark explores hockey history as experienced by the players, but he also digs for the never before heard details & personal insights that we fans crave. It’s wonderful reliving these moments while hearing the obvious joy of sharing by each subject.
Hockey is Mark’s passion and each podcast is a true gift. Give them a listen - you won’t be disappointed!
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