Kanna on Sneakers - Women Kanna Sneakers online on Kanna Canada - 11570721VS 6d4fc2

Kanna on Sneakers - Women Kanna Sneakers online on Kanna  Canada - 11570721VS 6d4fc2
Fendi Sneakers - Women Fendi Sneakers online on Canada - 11482604ST,
Skip to main content

Kanna on Sneakers - Women Kanna Sneakers online on Kanna Canada - 11570721VS 6d4fc2

Pat Flatley playing for the New York Rangers in 1996. He now works with a Ryerson program for transitioning hockey players.

Nathaniel S. Butler/Nathaniel Butler/Allsport/Getty

DANIELLE WEBB
Special to The Globe and Mail

Women's Latin Shoes / Ballroom Shoes Leatherette Heel Customized Heel Customizable Dance Shoes Silver / Blue / Gold,Nine West - Black 'Uptowngirl' high heel knee boots,Ylati Sneakers - Men Ylati Sneakers online on Canada - 11380010PD,Chiara Ferragni Sneakers - Women Chiara Ferragni Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11117141MD,Nike Flyknit Racer SneakersCa By Cinzia Araia Sneakers - Women Ca By Cinzia Araia Sneakers online on Canada - 44932387TFWomen's Shoes Synthetics Fall & Winter Fashion Boots Boots Chunky Heel Round Toe Booties / Ankle Boots Black / Beige / YellowFiori Di Picche Sneakers - Women Fiori Di Picche Sneakers online on Australia - 11172947RQ,Nike Sneakers - Men Nike Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11485977KNWomen's Latin Shoes Satin / Velvet Sneaker Satin Flower Slim High Heel Dance Shoes Black / Purple / Practice,Geox Boots - Men Geox Boots online on Australia - 11541094FH,Geox Sneakers - Women Geox Sneakers online on Canada - 11542320MC,Nike Mercurial Superfly VI Elite FG - Mens Boots - Firm Ground - White/Metallic Cool Grey/Total OrangeDsquared2 Sneakers - Women Dsquared2 Sneakers online on Australia - 11553876SE,Moschino Sneakers - Men Moschino Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11424248VK,Shop Women's Naturalizer Charlie Hook and Loop Sneaker Black Leather/Suede Leather - On Sale - - 18151212,Men's Tulle Spring / Fall Comfort Athletic Shoes Gray / Red / Light Blue,Vetements Sneakers - Women Vetements Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11582712NH,Max Mara Sneakers - Women Max Mara Sneakers online on Canada - 11570868AVNIKE 812655-011 TRAINERS FOR WOMEN,Quattrobarradodici Sneakers - Women Quattrobarradodici Sneakers online on Canada - 11573501CL,Diadora Heritage Game Ita - Sneakers - Men Diadora Heritage Sneakers online on Canada - 11447242EH,Roberto Cavalli Loafers - Men Roberto Cavalli Loafers online on Canada - 11551409JR,Keys Sneakers - Women Keys Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11551694SKVans Sneakers - Men Vans Sneakers online on Canada - 11574161NAAir max nostalgic leather trainers , grey/blue, Nike,Barracuda Boots - Men Barracuda Boots online on Canada - 11531602LB,Dirk Bikkembergs Sneakers - Men Dirk Bikkembergs Sneakers online on Australia - 11143622FX,Clearance / Wholesale M. Moustache René Cuir - Trainers Black Men Online Shoes OutletDune - Black 'W taro' wide fit knee high riding boots,

Pat Flatley's 14 years in the NHL couldn't prepare him for life after hockey. But a new program at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management is aiming to do just that.

"When their whole life is hockey and all of a sudden they get injured or they retire ... there are high incidences of divorce and financial issues," said Marla Spergel, a marketing professor at Ryerson and one of the program's original architects.

The program, called BreakAway, is being funded through the NHL's alumni association and offers current and former players the opportunity to take four Internet and app-based courses, accessible from anywhere on a flexible schedule, to help them prepare for their eventual transition out of the NHL.

Story continues below advertisement

The four courses include personal finance, personal branding, leadership skills and transitioning to a new career.

For instance, the personal finance course includes financial planning and risk management, and the marketing course includes identifying consumer segments and developing positioning.

  • COMPOSITION
    Textile fibers
  • DETAILS
    plain weave, rhinestones, glitter, lamé, floral design, narrow toeline, flat, leather lining, rubber cleated sole, contains non-textile parts of animal origin

"The idea is that we educate the players as they come in," said Ms. Spergel. "Financially, a lot of these people come into the stream, they make a lot of money, a lot of people take advantage of them and they really don't have the education to understand … the implications of a bad decision and being caught on social media - like [Michael]Phelps did when he was caught with the bong."

While Mr. Flatley's transition wasn't mired in some of the issues that plague professional athletes new to retirement, he still feels strongly about supporting fellow alumni through post-game life.

Philippe Model Sneakers - Women Philippe Model Sneakers online on Canada - 11568600HKCycle Sneakers - Women Cycle Sneakers online on Canada - 11290137QW,Women's Latin Shoes Satin Heel Slim High Heel Dance Shoes Black / Nude,Attimonelli's Loafers - Men Attimonelli's Loafers online on Australia - 11447949RBBuy / Sell Rockport Cobb Hill Collection Cobb Hill Joy Stone Women Online Shoes Outlet,Valentino Garavani Espadrilles - Men Valentino Garavani Espadrilles online on Australia - 11342139TD,Black DIESEL Sneakers S-EXPOSURE CLC W,Diadora Sneakers - Women Diadora Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11547057AH,Wushu Shoes Sneakers - Women Wushu Shoes Sneakers online on Canada - 11567263MM,Botticelli Limited Sneakers - Women Botticelli Limited Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11169926QE,Giovanni Conti Sneakers - Men Giovanni Conti Sneakers online on Canada - 11292956KWOlukai Men's Hokulea Kia Leather Flip-Flop Sandals,Pantofola D'oro Boots - Men Pantofola D'oro Boots online on United Kingdom - 11563284LH,Diadora Sneakers - Men Diadora Sneakers online on Canada - 11545638UNChristian Louboutin Loafers - Men Christian Louboutin Loafers online on Australia - 11561804DSMunich Sneakers - Women Munich Sneakers online on Australia - 11543774DB,Geox Sneakers - Women Geox Sneakers online on Australia - 11564667XK,Adidas Originals Sneakers - Women Adidas Originals Sneakers online on Canada - 11485968FB,Happiness Sneakers - Men Happiness Sneakers online on Australia - 11410473VI,Luca Di Napoli Loafers - Men Luca Di Napoli Loafers online on United Kingdom - 11515189NQ,Women's Stretch Satin Spring / Summer Low Heel Purple / Light Blue / Ivory / Wedding / Party & Evening,Clarks Originals Desert Boot - Boots - Men Clarks Originals Boots online on Canada - 11336610LG,Cesare Paciotti 4Us Sneakers - Men Cesare Paciotti 4Us Sneakers online on Australia - 11500581IQ,Nike Dk Gry-ht Pnc Flex Supreme Training Sneaker Sneakers Size US 5 Regular (M, B)Armani Jeans Sneakers - Women Armani Jeans Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11561756MICole Haan Sneakers - Women Cole Haan Sneakers online on Australia - 11583700RE,Givenchy Men's Urban Street Leather Sneakers,Damy Boots - Men Damy Boots online on Australia - 11486148MK,Lands' End - Beige fur-lined suede boots,Womens - adidas Originals Black Superstar Sneakers With Gold Metal Toe Cap Core black 3 (UK) 3,4,4.5,5.5,6

"Through this whole process, it's almost too late to transition once you're retired so the decision was made to begin helping players understand that their careers are finite," said Mr. Flatley, who will be working as a liaison between the program and the league and players.

"There's one thing for sure, along with death and taxes, everyone's going to be an alumnus one day and if we can prepare them for the 30 to 40 to 50 years hopefully afterwards, which is really the meaningful part of their lives, that's really what the goal is."

When the former New York Islanders captain finally hung up his skates in 1997, the current support system for post-NHL life wasn't available to him. While he got a job working for the league and was involved in some businesses on the side, he describes that time in his life as empty.

Story continues below advertisement

"[Hockey executive]Brian Burke called me and said, 'We need to start an alumni program.' I remember saying to him, 'I can't believe you're calling me because I'm sitting here thinking I feel like I just fell off a cliff,'" said Mr. Flatley. "I played for 14 years and I'm sitting by myself at the kitchen table and nobody's phoning and there's nowhere to go."

Applications to the new program will be accepted starting in January, and players will have six months to complete a course once they've begun. The players will also be advised on career direction, including further education options.

The main goal now is promoting the program across the league and to the players themselves in order for the program to be successful longterm, said Mr. Flatley.

"We've got to make them come," said Ms. Spergel. "It's convincing the hockey players that, based on historical information gathered by psychologists, this is what they need."

Both have high hopes for the longevity and possible expansion of the program.

"We see this as a long-term commitment from [Ryerson]" said Ms. Spergel. "There are always going to be new hockey players coming on board."

Story continues below advertisement

"I'd be happy with the program sustaining itself and hopefully seeing it grow into more," said Mr. Flatley. "It's just opening the door to education."

Special to The Globe and Mail

Comments

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • All comments will be reviewed by one or more moderators before being posted to the site. This should only take a few moments.
  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed. Commenters who repeatedly violate community guidelines may be suspended, causing them to temporarily lose their ability to engage with comments.

Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.
Isabel Marant Brendta Platform Hiker Sneakers,
Liu •Jo Man Sneakers - Men Liu •Jo Man Sneakers online on Australia - 11485087JC,
Men's PU(Polyurethane) Spring / Summer Comfort Loafers & Slip-Ons Black / Gray / Brown,
Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers - Women Giuseppe Zanotti Sneakers online on Canada - 11549431OG,