Monthly archives: October, 2012

An Interview with Nelson Ayotte of the St. Louis Blues

In my continuing series of interviewing NHL strength and conditioning coaches, I was able to speak with Nelson Ayotte of the St. Louis Blues. Nelson has been working with the Blues for close to a decade, and he has also worked with a number of athletes from a wide variety of other sports during his…




An Interview with Fitness Coach Andy O’Brien

I recently had the opportunity to interview Andy O’Brien. If by chance you haven’t heard of Andy before, he is quite prominent in the world of sports training (and hockey training, in particular). Our interview covered a wide range of topics, from fitness, to nutrition, to his star client Sidney Crosby, and we even found…



An Interview with Anaheim Ducks Strength Coach Sean Skahan

Continuing my interview series with NHL strength & conditioning coaches, I spoke with Anaheim Ducks coach Sean Skahan (@SeanSkahan) last week. Sean has been working with the Ducks for a decade, having including the Stanley Cup championship in 2006-07. We discussed the changes in training hockey players over the past decade, who the fittest Ducks…




An Interview with Minnesota Wild Strength Coach Kirk Olson

I had the chance to speak with Kirk Olson, the strength & conditioning coach for the Minnesota Wild, last week. Kirk also runs a hockey school outside of Minneapolis (Total Hockey Minnesota), and trains the likes of Zach Parise, Derek Stepan, Drew Stafford, and Kyle Okposo each summer. Our interview was wide-ranging in scope. We…