Cal Dietz is one of the most respected strength coaches in the United States. He has been working with athletes at the University of Minnesota for over a decade, and has been with the men’s hockey team since 2000, where he has trained the likes of Thomas Vanek, Paul Martin, and Nick Bjugstad.
Our interview covered a wide scope of training/fitness topics with a focus on hockey. You can check out Cal’s work over at XLAthlete.com – a terrific training resource. Continue reading
Although the season is only a few months old, why not check in and see how the top 20 prospects are faring?
Jordan Schroeder has received a lot of coverage at CanucksArmy over the past year or so. He is one of the top prospects in the organization, and with Kesler out of the lineup until December, would have been given every opportunity to earn a roster spot at Canucks training camp this year.
He slipped a bit in his draft year amid concerns over size (or lack thereof) and attitude (apparently a few of his pre-draft interviews didn’t go all that well).
Fast forward three years and Schroeder is now entering his third year of pro hockey, and is being counted on to play big minutes for the Chicago Wolves. I spoke to Minnesota Wild strength and conditioning coach Kirk Olson earlier this week, and Schroeder is one of a handful of pro hockey players that Olson works with each summer (others include Zach Parise, Drew Stafford, Derek Stepan, and Kyle Okposo).
Olson gave me some really good insights on Schroeder’s development both on and off the ice.