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NHL Player Brent Sopel: Keep it Light

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Brent Sopel (@brent_sopel) is a former NHL Defenseman and Stanley Cup Champion. Sopel as a champion on the ice and off it, known for selflessly sacrificing his body on the ice for the greater good of the team as a fearless defender. He also champions several causes, namely dyslexia and dysgraphia awareness, and believes that winners and champions aren’t those without struggles, they are the people that overcome them.

In this video, Sopdel emphasizes the importance of keeping it light on the bench and in practice. As long as you are working hard, it is important to remember that you enjoy the sport and to have fun, especially for children.