The Hockey Show is proud, honoured, and privileged to welcome one of the toughest hombres in all of hockey to the show in Anaheim's Brian McGrattan! "Big Ern", as he's affectionately known around the league, is known for his fisticuffs on the ice, but his greatest victory has come off the ice where he is living clean and sober after an addiction to alcohol had him in dire straits for a while. Approaching his seventh year of living the clean life, Brian is a testament to the hard work and dedication one needs to have to break an addiction, and we'll talk to Brian about winning this battle on a daily basis tonight! We'll also chat with him about his time in the OHL with various teams, being drafted by the Los Angeles Kings, playing in a few cities across North America, his break with the Senators, his work with the NHL substance abuse program, and the love of his life in Michelle whom he married in 2012 and has helped him immensely in his journey.
The phones will be closed tonight as Beans and I speak with newly-signed Anaheim Duck Brian McGrattan! Make sure you tune in tonight on 101.5 UMFM on your radio dial in the Winnipeg region or you can listen live between 5:30pm and 6:30pm CT on your web-enabled device at the UMFM webpage! You can tweet me anytime with questions you may have for Big Ern by hitting me up at @TeebzHBIC on Twitter. You can also post some stuff to Facebook if you use the "Like" feature, and I always have crazy stuff posted there that doesn't make it to the blog or show. Brian McGrattan is talking hockey and life with us tonight on The Hockey Show only on 101.5 UMFM!
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!