GHP 038: Having Patience With Your Development w/ Cam Johnson from the Nashville Predators

GHP 038: Having Patience With Your Development w/ Cam Johnson from the Nashville Predators

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In this week’s episode I’m joined by another active professional goaltender, current ECHL starter, and former NCAA division national champion, Cam Johnson.

 

We dive into important skill to be developed at a young age while playing minor hockey. Managing stress and staying focused before and during the game. Greatest difficulty for goaltenders transitioning to NHL. Break down the misconception among young goaltenders, parents, and coaches at the NHL level. Dive into the routine on dealing with the game and score post game and. Biggest adversity faced in career and overcoming it.

Show Highlights

  • Important skill to be developed at a young age while playing Minor Hockey.
  • Biggest struggle while moving to Junior Hockey.
  • Elucidate on the skill to be developed to face the challenge while making the transition.
  • Advice on gaining more success during transition.
  • Demystifying the hardship in transitioning to college from junior hockey in terms of level of play.
  • Skills to develop at this stage to make the transition smooth.
  • Managing stress and staying focused before and during the game.
  • Biggest learning from playing in the NHL club.
  • Greatest difficulty for goaltenders transitioning to NHL.
  • Biggest adjustment made while transitioning from college to Pro Hockey.
  • Skill to start building now that is transferable to the pro level.
  • Introspect on the area which has contributed to success.
  • Break down the misconception among young goaltenders, parents, and coaches at the NHL level.
  • Routine on preparing for game from the night before.
  • Mental routine followed during a game to avoid game time and performance anxiety.
  • Anchor techniques which are either internal or external to center on focus and eliminate distractions regularly.
  • Dive into the routine on dealing with the game and score post game.
  • On and off ice drill to get over the edge and stay ahead of everyone.
  • Biggest adversity faced in career and overcoming it.

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