HockDish: Brian Lawton!

Welcome to HockDish, the casserole of hockey podcasts! Today’s guest is former #1 Overall Pick in the 1983 NHL Draft, Brian Lawton! Brian played nine seasons in the NHL, and after his playing career ended went on to become a player agent and general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning! Brian and Tom talk about the respective playing careers, life after the NHL, and discuss the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs!


In This Episode:

  • 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs [2:00]
  • Vegas Golden Knights early success in the league [9:00]
  • New York Islanders & Barry Trotz [17:00]
  • Stanley Cup Finals Predictions [24:00]
  • Brian’s life after hockey [30:00]
  • Working as a GM and evaluating franchises for potential buyers [36:00]
  • Upcoming NHL Draft [42:00]


HockDish is a weekly hockey podcast with Stanley Cup winner Tom Chorske, who will bring in people from around the entire world of hockey in this interview-format podcast! The HockDish, available now from Zone Coverage.


Tom Chorske (@hockeylogicis a retired American hockey player who played eleven seasons in the NHL, winning a Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 1995. He went to high school at Minneapolis Southwest High School, and was named Mr. Hockey as the states most outstanding high school hockey player in 1985.

Chorske retired from hockey in 2002 and returned to the University of Minnesota to complete his undergraduate degree. He is now a father to two high school hockey players, and works as an analyst for Fox Sports North covering the Minnesota Wild and University of Minnesota Golden Gopher NCAA hockey games. 

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