Ryan Walter

Stanley Cup Champion, Coach, Speaker, Author

Ryan Walter

Ryan Walter retired from Professional Hockey in 1993 after playing 15 seasons and over 1000 games in the National Hockey League.

Drafted second overall by the Washington Capitals in 1978, Ryan was named the youngest NHL captain in his second of 4 seasons, went on to play 9 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, winning a Stanley Cup in 1986, and finally returned to his home town to play his last 2 years for the Vancouver Canucks. He was named Team Canada Captain in the World Junior Tournament, was selected to play in the NHL All-Star game in 1983 and for Team Canada in 4 World Championships, became a Vice-President of the National Hockey League Players Association, and was honoured as NHL Man of the Year in 1992.

Ryan is both an inspiring motivational speaker and interactive leadership coach, translating his personal experience into practical applications that will help build and develop teams and leaders. With an emphasis on performance, leadership, team enhancement and personal empowerment, Ryan offers practical applications that are easily understood and used.

Ryan has a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership/Business and is the author several books including, Off the Bench and Into the Game, mPower Forward -Leading Strategies for Winning Teams , Simply the Best: Insights and Strategies from Great Hockey Coaches and Simply the Best: Players on Performance. He is also a regular contributor to Hockey Now and the creator of the board game Trade Deadline Hockey.

Hundreds of companies and organizations have leveraged Ryan's academic and high performance history to better understand how to synergize their teams, increase performance and enact real change.

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  1. Creating HUNGRY Workplace Cultures
  2. The Five Behaviours of High Performing Teams!
  3. Leading HUNGRY Teams!

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