Thursday, April 26, 2012

TVOS and Fan-tastic Sports: Interview with Tom Pederson

Master Your Puck Handling Skills
with the Green Biscuit
Every Wednesday, I share my thoughts from inside the NHL Alumni Association and from around today’s NHL at Peter Ing and Bryce Salvador’s Fan-tastic Sports XHockey blog. This week’s article - An interview with NHL Alumni member and creator of the Green Biscuit, Tom Pederson.

"In the early 1990’s, after Wayne Gretzky’s arrival in Los Angeles, the game of hockey flourished in the state of California. The Anaheim Mighty Ducks and San Jose Sharks joined the NHL during that time and the sport began to capture the imagination of sports fans that before the “Great One” arrived, had rarely taken notice of the game. Tom Pederson joined the San Jose Sharks one year after their inaugural 1991-92 season and he has continued to help grow the game in the state as a coach for the San Jose Jr. Sharks and as an NHL Alumni member.

After playing 240 NHL games with the Sharks and the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tom added inventor to his résumé when he retired from professional hockey after the 1999-2000 season as a member of the Hannover Scorpions in Germany. Seeing a need for a puck with the ability to lay flat on any surface, he designed the Green Biscuit – a puck created to help develop your forehand and backhand pass, as well as the one-touch, saucer pass and toe-drag. Making the Green Biscuit a perfect addition to your off-ice training regime."

Read my interview Tom Pederson at the XHockey Products Blog.

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