I love hockey!
In my opinion, it’s the greatest game on earth. I’ve been a fan of the Ottawa Senators hockey club since they came into the league at the start of the 1992-1993 season.
It is my pleasure to bring you my conversation with former Ottawa Senators player Serge Payer.
On the eve of the start of the hockey season (delayed because of the lockout) the timing of this episode is perfect!
About Serge Payer
Serge Payer is a Canadian pro hockey player. Payer has played 119 career NHL games with the Florida Panthers and Ottawa Senators, scoring 7 goals and 6 assists for 13 points.
In 1999, Payer’s career nearly came to an end when he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome while playing junior hockey for the Kitchener Rangers. After a ten-month battle with the disease and subsequent bout with mononucleosis, he returned to the Rangers before eventually making his NHL debut on November 13, 2000, against the Atlanta Thrashers.
The Serge Payer Foundation began as a way to raise money for Guillain-Barré Syndrome research and to promote public awareness of the disease.
After an eight-year career of pro hockey in North America (2000-08), he played three years of elite pro hockey in Europe (2008-11), including most recently with the Norwegian team Vålerenga of the GET-ligaen.
Now retired from pro hockey, Serge works as an agent and advisor for elite hockey talent through his company, Unlimited Sports Management.
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