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camp and try to earn a roster spot, but unfortunately that didn happen. not achieving that main goal, Nolan relied on what brought him to where he was then: hard work. And after being called up by the Kings on Feb. 10, he was unsure how long he would be with the big club.
year at this time I never really thought about it, Nolan said. main goal was to go to training Converse Shoes For Boys
the chance to play and win a Stanley Cup, and his brother played. Your background doesn matter. It that will, the drive and the determination that you have, and Jordan is a great example of that. Nolan has become a household name in his community, and when he addresses the youth he emphasizes that achieving goals is not easy. He believes hard work and determination are the keys to success.
Hard work pays off for Jordan Nolan
As a 22 year old, Nolan was preparing himself for a Los Angeles Kings training camp in hopes of cracking the roster for the 2011 12 NHL season. After spending an entire season playing for the Kings American Hockey League affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, his sights were set on playing in the NHL.
Next thing he knew, he was hoisting the Stanley Cup at the Staples Centre following a Game 6 victory over the New Jersey Devils.
almost surreal, Nolan father said. be able to say that my son won the Stanley Cup, I played and coached the game and I seen people with long NHL careers not even come close to winning the cup. Now here Jordan winning the cup and bringing it home. I think it such a historic moment. Nolan said his son success is a direct result of hard work. He said success is not influenced by a person background or where they are from, it comes down to desire and effort.
I was doing whether it was quitting hockey and going to school or not. I decided to dedicate my summer to hockey and working out, and I made a few personal changes and I been working hard ever since. It paid off. played 26 games for the Kings this past season, where he contributed two goals and two assists. In the Stanley Cup playoffs, he amassed a goal and an assist through 20 post season games en route to a Stanley Cup victory.
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one of your own to make it, that just shows that you can make it too. I told them to make it, it took a lot of work and it definitely wasn easy. A few years ago, people probably watched me in the OHL thinking, kid not going anywhere, but I turned it around and I started focusing and working hard, and now we here.
For his father Ted Nolan, a former NHL player and coach, seeing his son lift the Stanley Cup over his head in June was a moment he and his family won soon forget.
went down to Manchester and worked hard, and I was called up (by the Kings), he said. wasn sure if I was staying or if I was going to be sent back to the AHL. To be able to stay with the team all season, go to the playoffs, win the Stanley Cup and end up here, I don think I would have ever thought it would happen. he was 20, Nolan was faced with a crucial decision in his hockey career. Having not signed a pro contract, he considered giving up the game to go to school and pursue a different career. Looking back on the decision, it is quite obvious the 23 year old is satisfied with the path he took.
A year ago today, the thought of sharing a Stanley Cup victory with hundreds of fans and supporters in his hometown of Garden River never Converse Trainers High Tops even crossed Jordan Nolan mind.
amazing what hard work can do, it doesn matter where you from, Ted Nolan said. from here, I had a chance to play in the National Hockey League, obviously Jordan from here and he had Converse Shoes For Men High Tops Black
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