The Path to an NHL Hockey Career | Kris Beech

May 21, 12:09 AM

In this episode, we talk about Kris’ journey in Hockey from being drafted 7th overall, playing in the NHL including playing on the same line with Mario Lemieux, then his pro experience in Europe and transition to completing a masters in Sports Management and how his thesis is now coming to fruition through the Aimability platform.

Kris Beech is a former NHL alumni, mindfulness facilitator, and the founder and CEO of Aimability.

In this episode, we talk about Kris’ journey in Hockey from being drafted 7th overall, playing in the NHL including playing on the same line with Mario Lemieux, then his pro experience in Europe and transition to completing a masters in Sports Management and how his thesis is now coming to fruition through the Aimability platform.

Timestamps:
00:00 Introduction
01:30 Where Kris grew up and what sports he played as a kid
07:10 Kris’ path in hockey, getting drafted 7th overall in the NHL, and concerns with drafting kids very early
17:14 How to manage expectations and mental health challenges when entering pro hockey
19:46 Kris’ best NHL hockey career anecdotes with Michel Therrien, the Pittsburgh Penguins & Nashville
22:26 Kris’ backstory with Shea Weber
23:10 The back and forth of getting traded within the NHL
28:47 Kris’ experience dealing with Major Depressive Disorder
33:16 Playing with Pittsburgh, Sidney Crosby, and Kris’ chance of playing for the Stanley Cup
36:00 The best coaches that Kris had
38:40 How Kris’ Master’s thesis led to him founding the Aimability platform
45:03 Aimability’s potential for global reach
49:46 Outro

The interview featured on this episode of the Love What You Play podcast originally aired live on For the Love of the Game's Facebook page and YouTube channel.