Mike was in the NHL for ten years, playing for the New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars and New York Islanders. Mike played alongside Wayne Gretzky for the Los Angeles Kings when they made it to the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals. Prior to being drafted into the NHL, Mike was a four-year letter winner at Michigan State University. He is a member of M.S.U.’s 1986 NCAA Champion hockey team. He scored the team’s winning goal in overtime during that game--his 59th goal, which remains an unbroken NCAA record for most goals scored in a season. Mike earned the 1986 CCHA first-team all-star and first-team All-America honors, and was the 1986 NCAA Tournament’s Most Valuable Player. In 1986 he shared the George Alderton Athlete of the Year Award with football player, Lorenzo White. Most recently, he was presented with the Spartan Hockey 2007 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Mike has a passion for helping young hockey players improve their game, and reach their full potential.
Craig is a native of North Vancouver, British Columbia, and played eight years of professional hockey in the IHL and AHL. After retiring as a player, Craig began working as a scout. Craig spent seven years scouting for the Washington Capitals, drafting winning players and helping the team become 1997-98 Stanley Cup Finalists. In 1998, Craig was named chief amateur scout for the first professional hockey team in Tennessee to become a member of the NHL, the Nashville Predators. When his contract ended with Nashville, Craig began scouting for the St. Louis Blues. Students benefit from the invaluable knowledge and insight Craig provides, drawing from his experience as both a professional player and a scout.
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The Power Shot strength training system is continually reviewed and approved by Red Wings training staff Piet Vant Zant and Russ Bauman. This ensures our workouts are ideal for hockey at the highest level.
Piet has been the head athletic trainer for the Detroit Red Wings since 2002. He joined the Red Wings staff in Detroit for the 1999-2000 season after spending six years with Detroit’s AHL franchise in Glens Falls, NY. Piet received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Central Michigan University in 1993. Van Zant and his wife Missy reside in suburban Detroit with their children Jared, Dylan, Mikayla and Mckenna.
Russ was named assistant athletic therapist for the Detroit Red Wings in 2002. The Livonia native obtained his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Central Michigan in 1993; and he received his master’s degree in physical therapy from Wayne State University in 1999. Russ resides with his wife Jennifer, son Blake and daughter Hailey in suburban Detroit.
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