TJHP EP022 | ft. Doug "The Thug" Smith

Updated: Apr 13

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TJHP EPISODE 022 | ft. Doug "The Thug" Smith

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This episode will be hosted by Gresko and co-hosted by Hoff and the Interview is done by Gresko and Flach with Special Guest Doug "The Thug" Smith.

TJHP EP022 - This week's episode of The Junior Hockey Podcast we had Doug "The Thug" Smith on to talk about his Professional Hockey career and how with only 4 years of skating experience managed to make it into Professional Hockey and ultimately playing in the AHL. Doug had an amazing career and we dove into his story and talked a lot about fighting since that was his bread and butter. He shared some great stories and told us all about his experiences and some of his greatest fights. Doug "The Thug" Smith was the inspiration behind the Hockey Movies series Goon. He talked about the making of the movie and what he liked and didn't like about the series. With Gresko and Flach having experience in the fighting side of hockey, we asked a lot about it and dove into his mindset when he was the baddest man in Professional Hockey. We also talked about some NHL fights and what he thinks about Brad Marchand being a rat and licking people but never stepping up and fighting. Before the interview with Doug, Gresko and Hoff chatted about some recent Junior Hockey News and Hoff talked about his NA3HL blog where he broke down the West division and gave some playoff predictions. We also talked about the bus crash that occurred while the Brookings Blizzard NAHL hockey team bus broke down and a car full of players crashed on the drive to the game.


  • Brookings Blizzard Player Car Crash

  • Hoff's NA3HL Blog

  • Interview with The Thug

  • Doug's Career

  • Fighting in Hockey

  • The Goon Movies

  • Brad Marchand

  • The difference in hockey from the days when Doug played to now, specifically with fighting.

  • Doug's Post Hockey Career in being a Police Officer in the Boston area.

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