HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ – Chris Riley and Stu Grimson continue their conversation in segment two of the Power Play Break.
Stu initially struggled with the aspect of fighting, and went back to play college hockey – instead of going Pro – at the University of Manitoba.
After “getting his head turned around” at college, he decided to see how far he could go.
Drafted by the Red Wings in 1983, and then again by the Flames a couple of years later, Stu leveraged his size and toughness into the beginnings of an NHL career, after a big trade which sent him to Chicago.
For Grimson, the fighting role was difficult for hard for him.
“The physical and emotional toll on you is high,” Grimson says in this segment when referring to fighters.
He did not see himself early on as a fighter or enforcer despite his size and ability.
College hockey provided Grimson with clarity about hockey.
Enjoy segment two with the Grim Reaper.