THIS IS EPISODE 6 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
A native of Erie, Colorado, Jaccob Slavin was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 4th round (120th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut on November 20, 2015.
Slavin played every game for the Hurricanes this past year and even scored his first ever hat trick on March 13 against the Islanders.
Jaccob comes from a very large family that stands on three solid principles: Faith, Family and Hockey.
In this episode, Jaccob Slavin shares the story of when his faith in Christ became his own, the crazy way met his wife, and his welcome to the NHL moment as a rookie back in 2015.
3:00 – On how his first full NHL season went (2016-17)
3:45 – On the adjustment from year 1 to year 2 in the NHL
4:45 – His diet and how he eats just about anything.
6:00 – Skating at the age of 2
7:57 – Why he spells his name Jaccob
9:00 – When his faith become his own
11:45 – Meeting his wife in the “modern day Blind Date”
14:05 – The one lesson he’s learned in the first 2 years of marriage
16:00 – His wife leading another player’s wife to Christ
17:40 – Toughest part of being a christian professional athlete
19:00 – Making his NHL debut
21:30 – Best concert he’s ever been to
22:45 – Biggest starstruck moment when he got to the NHL
25:17 – Favorite Bible Verse (Titus 3:7)
26:00 – On what God is teaching him right now
“I always knew who Jesus was and what he did for me but it really became my own faith and not my parents when I was playing in Juniors in Chicago.”
“Being married has been the biggest lesson in life.”
“The biggest thing we’ve learned in marriage is seeing God’s grace in a whole new way.”
“It’s so easy to fall into being content in your faith. It’s so easy to be distracted with all of the other things going on around you.”
“Try to stay grounded in your faith and realize everything you have is from God.”
“Titus 3:7 is my favorite bible verse. It sums up the gospel for me.”
“What are we doing in our lives that truly matter. Every decision we make has to be based around how we’re going to make disciples.”
More more on Jaccob, follow him on twitter @JSlavin74.