This article is a bit of a reciprocal of the usual articles on this website as this one relates to PTSD(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in a non-hockey playing individual who now uses their involvement in hockey to help heal some of their past career life struggles and battles of being in the military and navy.
All I can say is that when I played hockey, I know how much the local hockey teams meant to the fans who supported them game after game and year after year and it’s an amazing feeling to know that you get to play in front of so many great people night after night and they don’t always get to know that our efforts on the ice are just as much for them as it is for ourselves down on the ice. And this article from CBC is another great story to showcase how sports and hockey can have a positive impact on a persons life in one capacity or another.
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This article really excites me because it’s my first post that reflects exactly what my goal is geared towards by building this website and the content associated to it.
Let’s talk about Jeff Ulmer.
I’m not going to give you an autobiography on his playing career because there are several online tools to find that out for yourself. But what I’m really going to do is share with you how a current professional hockey player is using his online presence and skills to teach, showcase and demonstrate how to add value to not only a players personal reputation but also add value to others who may appreciate his words of wisdom. Jeff has utilized his own website as well as LinkedIn to share his articles to not just hockey players but to the world surrounded by hockey. Jeff’s efforts is a perfect example of how a current hockey player can start preparing for life after hockey by creating a
(Jeff’s Hockey Career Stats and Team History Links Below)
I don’t know Jeff personally yet, but I am fortunate enough to know Jeff’s relatives from growing up in Saskatchewan and that was how I originally heard about Jeff’s articles. He had actually started posting his articles on LinkedIn to start but shortly realized the value of having his own personal website as well which I’m glad he switched over to. The reviews on his articles have been more than positive and inspiring to others who have read them and I know his audience will continue to grow even larger with each and every additional article he writes.
This example is definitely a step in the right direction for not only Jeff but for others who will see the value in generate a positive presence outside of the hockey world. He will slowly build his personal reputation online as an educator, a mentor, a motivator and someone who will make a great leader in business some day when he is ready to walk away from the game.
Jeff has opened yet another door to future opportunities for himself through his life revolved around hockey and I look forward to following his continued journey through his social media channels.
Follow Jeff’s journey through his new website:
And connect with Jeff on LinkedIn:
It’s always nice to see current and past players share their physical and mental struggles and successes with the rest of the hockey world to help give some insights on the overall lifestyle incurred by a hockey player over his playing career.
I know it seems like professional hockey is the ultimate dream job but even the best jobs in the world come with a price…
Please Read this article that was written by Hnat Dominichelli: