Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Stephen Johns and #MentalMiles


Good morning, folks. It’s possible some of my amazing fellow writers here at OTF have linked some links about Stephen Johns already, but I wanted to do so again. I was never his biggest fan when he was playing for Dallas, but his efforts to raise mental health awareness in retirement cannot be commended enough.


Stephen Johns on why he's Rollerblading Across America - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
I read about Stephen Johns last week in The Athletic. Here's a non-paywalled article about Johns and his #MentalMiles. It's a great read (and so is the article in the Athletic-see below).

($) Stephen Johns' journey: His NHL career over too soon, former Stars defensemen skates for a cause bigger than hockey – The Athletic
Recently retired Dallas Stars defenseman is skating across the country to raise awareness about mental health.

This is a must-read (if you can).

"“Maybe I was always meant to be more than a hockey player,” Johns said. “Maybe this is how I can have an impact.”"

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