Hockey culture. It’s a term that has come under fire over the past few weeks. Whatever your opinion is on the subject, one thing is clear: change is coming – and fast.
Former NHLer and current Lausanne HC head coach Ville Peltonen has seen his fair share of hockey culture on two different continents. Peltonen played 382 NHL games, with stops in San Jose, Nashville, and Florida. His pro career also included stops in Finland, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Peltonen captained Finland six times at the IIHF World Championships and was also named captain of four different club teams during his 22-year playing career.
As a leader on and off the ice, culture is something that’s played a critical role in on every team he’s been apart of.
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Now a rising star in the European coaching ranks, he could be on his way back to North America some day.
So how does he feel about the current state of the hockey and the recent allegations of misconduct against current NHL coaches? And how does culture differ in Europe and North America? Find out in this week’s edition of the Glass & Out Podcast!