Derek Plant was a NCAA Division 1 hockey player at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
From there Derek was drafted in the 8th round of the NHL draft but still found himself in the mix for the Calder trophy as one of the top Rookies in the NHL the following season.
Derek is known for scoring a game 7 overtime playoff winner with the Buffalo Sabres.
He played nearly 500 NHL games and won a Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars.
While Derek Plante has had an incredible career as a player, what excites me most about this interview is his current insights into the world of hockey for young athletes.
After retirement, Derek went on to become a skills development coach with the Chicago Blackhawks before earning the role as head coach for Minnesota Duluth.
The past summer, Derek was named head coach of the U18 USA development team where they earned a bronze medal at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Derek works with world-class prospects on a daily basis and he knows what scouts, coaches, GM’s and teammates are looking for in a player.
Listen up, and get ready to elevate your game.