The feature series Fifteen takes a completely different look into the Milwaukee Admirals today. Per reader suggestion I was tasked with interviewing long-time head athletic trainer of the Admirals Doug Agnew.
I’m not going to lie. This was a left field suggestion and a feature interview that drastically changes up the general run of questions I ask – because Dougie isn’t a hockey player he’s in the sports medicine side of the sport. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t seen his share of hockey though. Far from it. This is his twenty-seventh season with the Admirals and he hit the 2,000 games milestone two years ago and is still going. That’s a ton of hockey that has been viewed up close, injuries that have been attended to, and great stories to share.
That is precisely what I enjoyed so much about my chat with Dougie. There’s a lot of great stories to be told as well as someone who has seen the sports medicine industry evolve so much over his time with the Admirals organization. So much so, I feel this edition of Fifteen is another one of those interviews that is best suited to listen to rather than read. Kick back and let’s all get to know that mystery man on the bench that many probably only know for his amazing dance moves.
Fun Fact. Who was that interview bomb from at the end? Why, that cameo appearance came from none other than the Milwaukee Admirals head coach Dean Evason.
Thanks much to Doug Agnew for taking the time for this interview. Reminder, my list of players you great readers have suggested is almost completely exhausted. Please comment down below with more suggestions!