InGoal Radio Feature Interview: Florida Panthers Chris Driedger

Once again we bring our Members an early release of a coming feature interview for InGoal Radio.


 

Chris Driedger was in the midst of a breakthrough season when the NHL shut its doors two months ago, establishing himself as an everyday option by posting a .938 save percentage for the Florida Panthers more than eight seasons after being drafted by the Ottawa Senators.

For Driedger, who turns 26 this month, it hasn’t always been an easy path from third-round pick to NHL regular but the journey, which included spending time in the ECHL as recently as two seasons ago, has provided the Winnipeg-born goaltender with a lot of valuable lessons and insights into what it really takes to make it to the world’s best league. From how to approach practice, even when they’re running drills set up for the goalie to fail, to managing his mindset before and during games and what he learned from Roberto Luongo and is still learning from Sergei Bobrovsky, as well as a detailed breakdown of his game-day routine right up to how he maintains focus through the national anthems, Driedger spent close to an hour sharing those lessons with InGoal.

Members can enjoy the interview with Driedger below now, a couple of days before it runs on your favourite podcast provider.

 

The feature interviews on InGoal Premium are only available to our Members. Generally, you will be able to hear them in our public podcast feed, available on all major providers, the week following their release here.  Occasionally, as with this interview with Mathieu Garon, we publish the video of the interview as well. We invite you to become a member to enjoy these early releases and all our other Premium content.

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