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Mike Eruzione

1980 Olympic Gold Medal Winning Ice Hockey Team Captain

Mike Eruzione is an Italian-American former ice hockey player who was the captain of the 1980 Winter Olympics United States national team that defeated the Soviet Union in the famous "Miracle on Ice" game. He retired from competition after the Olympics, despite contract offers from the New York Rangers, stating that he had reached the pinnacle of achievement already. Since his retirement, Mike Eruzione has worked for ABC and NBC as an Olympic commentator and has also broadcast games for the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils.

"Mike Eruzione's legacy will live on forever"

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In detail

Now a coach for the Boston University hockey team and co-owner of the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights, a minor league affiliate of the Calgary Flames, Mike Eruzione is also a popular motivational speaker. Millions of Americans remember Mike Eruzione as the captain of the United States Hockey Team that beat the odds to win the Gold Medal at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, NY. After the victory, he spent several years in New York and New Jersey as a sports commentator for Madison Square Garden.

What he offers you

Even though it's been nearly 30 years since Lake Placid, a Mike Eruzione speaker appearance still generates tremendous drawing power. Even people who have never watched a hockey game know about the "Miracle on Ice," when a team comprised mostly of American college students defeated the powerhouse Russian team in the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York. His role in this memorable moment in history and the lessons taken from it make him a respected and irreplaceable sports speaker for any event.

How he presents

A gifted orator, Olympian Mike Eruzione is a speaker that sets audiences at ease with his friendliness, outgoing nature, and quick smile; he is an all-time favourite for all the right reasons.


He presents in English.

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  • Motivation
  • Miracle on Ice
  • Appearances
  • Going for the Gold
  • Do You Believe in Miracles?
  • One Team. One Vision. One Focus
  • Expect Success, but Never Be Complacent
  • Teamwork: How to Face Obstacles & Win
  • Leadership: Opportunity & Responsibility

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