October 7, 2014 by Speakers' Spotlight
Spotlight On: 4 NHL Insiders Set for the Season
The new NHL season kicked-off this month and we couldn’t be more excited! Ron MacLean and Kelly Hrudy return to the beloved Hockey Night in Canada (albeit in a new incarnation), and Ron adds a new show to his roster, Hometown Hockey; Trevor Linden adjusts to life off-the-ice as the president of hockey operations for the Vancouver Canucks; and Dr. Kimberley Amirault-Ryan, performance consultant to the Edmonton Oilers, continues to work with the team to help them return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Watching Ron MacLean has been a Canadian tradition for over twenty-five years. Known for his quick wit and encyclopedic hockey knowledge, Ron reaches millions of homes across the country on Canada’s most watched weekly program, Hockey Night in Canada, and is now the new host of Hometown Hockey. As a speaker or emcee, Ron’s thoughtful insights, thrilling stories, and engaging style entertain audiences from coast to coast.
In the world of professional hockey, what plays out behind closed doors is just as important as what plays out on the ice itself. Former professional goaltender and Hockey Night in Canada analyst Kelly Hrudey takes audiences behind the scenes of Canada’s national game, sharing stories he lived from both the locker room and the rink during his 15 year career with the NHL. Entertaining and insightful, Kelly’s tales of the famous and the infamous in hockey history are not to be missed.
Former NHL All-Star and Olympian Trevor Linden is one of the most celebrated hockey players of all time. Now the President of Hockey Operations for the Vancouver Canucks, Trevor is widely respected in both business and philanthropic worlds. His speeches stress the importance of diplomatic leadership, and illustrate how giving back can be a motivator for success in both our professional and personal lives.
Dr. Kimberley Amirault-Ryan lives her philosophy of embracing challenges and pushing boundaries to achieve more. She was the first female performance consultant for the New York Rangers, the New York Knicks, the Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Edmonton Oilers, who she currently works with. Her passion for motivating audiences to reach their fullest potential has received praise from international corporations and sports organizations alike, including Visa, ING, the NHL, and the NBA.