Jason Blake had an incredible NHL career.
He played over 800 games, was an Olympian, a 40 goal scorer and was a pivotal player for 4 NHL teams.
But Jason's career did not come without its share of battles and adversity.
On October 8, 2007, Jason Blake announced that he had been diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia, a rare, but highly treatable form of cancer. Jason continued to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs for the rest of the season. He was awarded, in part, the Masterton Trophy for his absolute dedication to his team and the sport in the face of this illness.
Over the course of the podcast we discuss the challenges that Blake faced and how he carved out a role for himself by playing 6 inches taller than he really was.
Listen to his story of adversity and success!