The Adventures of a Pro Hockey Player with Nick Johnson Part 1 | Purpose and Identity Ep 1

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There isn’t a lot of room for individuality in elite-level sports, especially in team sports. Just think back to hockey night in Canada with Don Cherry and how with every segment he would show clips of “good ole hockey boys” with his iconic thumbs up while scoffing at goal celebrations from the likes of Ovechkin and Subban. Every culture, regardless of the activity or industry, promotes an ideal persona, an ideal path of identity development. In this episode, Nick explores his athletic identity as he reflects on his journey to the NHL. We look at the values he cultivated and the challenges he faced in keeping them when faced with the expectations of what it means to be a professional athlete. Come join the beginning of our purpose and identity mini-series as we explore this complex topic in the coming months.

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