Lukáš Pařík on acclimating to America and putting in the work to achieve your goals

Utah Puck Report

Lukáš Pařík on acclimating to America and putting in the work to achieve your goals

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Published on Dec 2, 2022, 11:40:43 AM
Total time: 00:57:21

Episode Description

Jay Stevens is joined by Utah Grizzlies Goalie, Lukáš Pařík, to dive into his career so far including growing up playing hockey in Prague, Czech Republic, getting drafted by the LA Kings in the third round, and some of his hockey inspirations growing up.

We also dive into how he turned to Friends to become fluent in English, the culture shock he experienced coming to America, and how COVID-19 impacted his career while playing in the Czech Republic.

Lukáš also breaks down his time with the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the USHL, his battles with the Utah Grizzlies while playing for the Rapid City Rush, and the accident that would leave him with multiple broken ribs after getting hit by a wrong-way driver.

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Get all the hockey action on the Utah ice, from high schools, to tier 1 juniors, NCAA and pros. Rockers Gary Michaels and Jay Stevens of 103.5 the Arrow host the Utah Puck Report, bringing you candid interviews with up-and-coming hockey stars, following their journey from Utah into the pros. A former Utah Grizzly, Jay has the inside track and Gary has played and coached the local ice for many moons. Jay and Gary catch you up on all things hockey, gear manufacturers, and which pro scouts are looking at which players.