Men's Dress Shoes Black PU(Polyurethane) Spring / Fall Comfort Oxfords Black Shoes / Brown b1fe06

Men's Dress Shoes Black PU(Polyurethane) Spring / Fall Comfort Oxfords Black Shoes / Brown b1fe06
Men's Mesh Fall Comfort Athletic Shoes Walking Shoes White / Black / Gray,
Skip to main content

Men's Dress Shoes Black PU(Polyurethane) Spring / Fall Comfort Oxfords Black Shoes / Brown b1fe06

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

Nike Sneakers - Women Nike Sneakers online on Canada - 11060549OU,Clae Sneakers - Men Clae Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11479738FQ,Versace Collection Sneakers - Men Versace Collection Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11328656XORene Caovilla Pearly Suede Platform Slide Sandal,Geox Boots - Men Geox Boots online on Australia - 11496686UNMens - adidas Originals X_PLR Sneakers In Green BY3048 Green 8.5 (UK) 7,7.5,8.5,9,10,11,12,Women's Shoes PU(Polyurethane) Summer Slingback Sandals Flat Heel White / Black,Buy / Sell Women Finn Comfort Calvia Black Nubuck Online Shoes Outlet,Camper Boots - Men Camper Boots online on Canada - 11356414MC,Santoni Loafers - Men Santoni Loafers online on Canada - 11478859BA,Shop Women's Flexus by Spring Step Nyaman Slip On Sandal Black Multi Bouquet - - 19517668,Men's Canvas Spring Comfort Loafers & Slip-Ons Dark Blue / Gray / Army GreenMens - Lacoste Fraisier Croc Slider Flip Flops Blue 7 (UK) 7,7.5,8.5,9,10,11,12,Santoni Boots - Men Santoni Boots online on Australia - 11519773JK,Shop Pleaser Women's Sky 330 Black/Black - - 22863951,Balenciaga Men's Match Runway Low-Top Sneakers,Magnanni Loafers - Men Magnanni Loafers online on Australia - 11442883JG,Hogan Sneakers - Men Hogan Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11542235UL,Frye Boots - Men Frye Boots online on Australia - 11554421QHCheap / Discount Women Fergalicious Diva Black Online Shoes Outlet,Antica Cuoieria Boots - Men Antica Cuoieria Boots online on United Kingdom - 11556883AIShop Anne Klein Ebber Women's Sandals BLK/WHT - 7.5 - - 23549205Tory Burch Sneakers - Women Tory Burch Sneakers online on Australia - 44936994EGSteve Madden Sneakers - Women Steve Madden Sneakers online on Canada - 11212557QD,Boss Black Loafers - Men Boss Black Loafers online on Canada - 11496032KT,Men's Suede Fall / Winter Comfort Athletic Shoes Hiking Shoes Brown / Dark Grey / Army Green,Perfect / Comfortable Crocs Leigh II Ankle Strap Wedge Berry Women Online Shoes Outlet,Alberto Moretti Loafers - Men Alberto Moretti Loafers online on Australia - 11440316ATBikkembergs Sneakers - Men Bikkembergs Sneakers online on Australia - 11326232TI,Mens - adidas Originals Gazelle Sneakers In Gray BB2754 Grey 8.5 (UK) 7,7.5,8.5,9,10,11,12,

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.

Product Details:

Gender: Men's
Category: Oxfords
Occasion: Party & Evening Casual
Upper Materials: PU(Polyurethane)
Outsole Materials: Rubber
Season: Fall Spring
2018 Trends: Comfort Shoes Dress Shoes

"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.

Adidas Originals Sneakers - Men Adidas Originals Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11560766EG,Blue CRUYFF CLASSICS Sneakers TACTICFashion / Popular Rieker 94773 Wine/Black/Grey Women Online Shoes Outlet,Weg Boots - Men Weg Boots online on United Kingdom - 11551007QO,Clearance / Wholesale Women Grace Shoes 903 Ankle boots Nero Online Shoes OutletSantoni Loafers - Men Santoni Loafers online on Canada - 11497393AB,Men's Snow Boots Canvas Spring / Fall / Winter Comfort Boots Hiking Shoes Coffee,Frankie Morello Sneakers - Men Frankie Morello Sneakers online on Australia - 11447678MLClearance / Wholesale Franco Sarto Park 2 Black Vachetta Leather Women Online Shoes Outlet,Hogan Sneakers - Men Hogan Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11517241OE,Submarine Boots - Men Submarine Boots online on Canada - 11095572UPDiadora Heritage Sneakers - Men Diadora Heritage Sneakers online on Canada - 11491965QG,Buy / Sell Blondo Venise Waterproof Butterscotch Bostan Leather Women Online Shoes OutletCheap / Discount Hush Puppies Endless Wink Dark Olive Nubuck Women Online Shoes Outlet,Moma Boots - Men Moma Boots online on Australia - 11538117XN,Valsport Sneakers - Men Valsport Sneakers online on Australia - 11380910PMWomen's Dance Sneakers Knit Sneaker Low Heel Customizable Dance Shoes White / Black / Black-white,Dolce & Gabbana Boots - Men Dolce & Gabbana Boots online on Canada - 11400965WM,Asics Sneakers - Men Asics Sneakers online on Canada - 11545405RR,Womens - ASOS ESCAPE Wide Fit Platform Boots Jacquard 4 (UK) 3,4,4.5,5.5,6Today By Calpierre Boots - Men Today By Calpierre Boots online on United Kingdom - 11460431UJ,Men's Tulle Fall Comfort Athletic Shoes Walking Shoes Black / White / Black / RedEredi Del Duca Sneakers - Men Eredi Del Duca Sneakers online on United Kingdom - 11451813NE,Women's Shoes PU(Polyurethane) Spring & Summer Comfort Sneakers Flat Heel Round Toe Black / Red,Berwick 1707 Boots - Men Berwick 1707 Boots online on Australia - 11505685HK,Fashion / Popular Sesto Meucci Florel Women White Nappa/White Patent/Matching Grosgrain Online Shoes Outlet,Blue JOCHIE & FREAKS Sneakers 18272,Voile Blanche Sneakers - Women Voile Blanche Sneakers online on Canada - 11027798JL,L&G Boots - Men L&G Boots online on Australia - 11550958KP,Shop French Connection Nikki Women's Fashion Sneakers Silver/Slvr/Wht - 8 - - 21551558,

"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.
Men's Denim Fall Comfort Athletic Shoes Walking Shoes White / Black / Blue,
Veja Sneakers - Men Veja Sneakers online on Australia - 11504716XM,
Carvela - Black 'Whisper' high heel knee boot,
Eleventy Loafers - Men Eleventy Loafers online on Canada - 11567512BD,