On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Bryan Bickell sits down with Pat Boyle and they discuss the retired player's journey to the NHL, which included being an Ottawa clubhouse assistant where he met future teammate, Marian Hossa.
Bickell admits when he finally knew he was a regular in the NHL, his incredible 2013 postseason performance and the historic 17 seconds in Boston.
Finally, Bryan gets emotional when discussing his MS diagnosis, his shootout goal in his final NHL game, and how his wife Amanda has been at his side throughout his entire hockey career.
Listen to the Hawks Talk Podcast below:
Last week, Blackhawks analyst Eddie Olczyk announced he had been diagnosed with colon cancer.
The news of his diagnosis shook the hockey world and many released statements or took to social media to show support for Olczyk. Add White Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson to that list.
Hawk and the White Sox released a video on Twitter of Harrelson telling Olczyk to stay strong:
Hawk Harrelson shares a message in support of Eddie Olczyk: pic.twitter.com/Y4GOqKXbQT— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 14, 2017
Here's the full transcript:
Stay strong buddy. You're in our minds, you're in our hearts, you know we love you. Can't wait to see you back in front of that camera again. Stay strong."