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Recent NHL Draft Picks, Michael & Ryan McLeod Train With HS – Part 2

Elite NHL Prospects Train With HockeyShot

Get your jerseys on and turn the volume up because HockeyShot is here just in time for off-season training with the ultimate hockey training drills. Our friends over at BTNL, including Dan Ninkovich, set up one of the best hockey training drill videos we’ve ever seen using products that can be found in HockeyShot’s Premium Home Training Centres.





We partnered with a great team of prospective NHL players to show you what HockeyShot products can really do. First up, Michael McLeod of the New Jersey Devils and his younger brother Ryan McLeod of the Edmonton Oilers.



Next, adding another set of brothers to the mix, are Quintin Hughes; seventh overall pick by the Vancouver Canucks in 2018 and Jack Hughes; top prospect for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Also joining the club at the amazing age of 16 is Alexis Lafreniere, who is already being watched for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, some deeming him the next Sidney Crosby. Alexis is now an official HockeyShot ambassador, and we can’t wait to see his NHL career take off!



Using products like the Extreme Defender and Speed Deke Trainers, the boys were able to step their game up to a new level and continue training even in the off season. Check out their speed, agility and all the creative ways they improve their game with HockeyShot products.

For the more seasoned players, we gathered up the BTNL coaches and trainers to give the Hockey Shot Premium Lineup a test run. Given their careers they have seen lots of hockey training products, and they were blown away by the quality of HockeyShot products. The moves were off the charts and the Hockey Shot jackets were even cooler.



Speaking of high quality hockey training products, look at this quick social video taken by Dan Ninkovich. After 3 weeks of NHL and Junior hockey players taking slap shots, the 5 Star Extreme Shooter Tutor was still in mint condition. This goalie tarp helps you practice your shots more precisely and accurately, so you can keep pushing yourself. Can you name another hockey tarp that durable and practical? We’ll wait.



Check out Coach Benty go! Just because it is the off season it doesn’t mean you can start slacking on your skills. Keep your game up to the highest level by practicing with your favorite HockeyShot Products and by checking out our videos for all the latest training tips and hockey training drills.



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Dan Ninkovich

If you’re looking for the whole package, Dan Ninkovich is your guy! Dan’s impressive training list is long and includes some of your favorite NHL’ers: Connor McDavid, Phil Kessel, John Tavares, Jason Spezza, Matt Duchene and many more!

It’s not a surprise that these guys put their athletic goals in Dan’s hands, with his astounding list of credentials Ninkovich never stops learning, making him a wealth of knowledge when it comes to sports conditioning, general fitness, nutrition, and anatomy. Dan’s Bachelor of Kinesiology was followed by some impressive certifications and memberships:

- Certified Specialist in Sports Conditioning
- Certified Youth Fitness Trainer
- Certified Fitness Therapist
- Registered Nutritional Counselor
- Member of International Sports Sciences Association

If that isn’t enough to impress you, we hockey fanatics at HockeyShot can’t leave out the fact that Ninkovich partied in Toronto last summer with Kessel…. AND THE CUP! If anything, this only proves that hard work and dedication pays off. The entire hockey community enjoyed watching “Phil The Thrill” raise the cup in June, even Leafs fans ;)

Ninkovich’s swag on and off the ice continues to draw in professional athletes from all over North America. Every season a new top prospect walks in his doors hoping to develop his skills and make it big! Beyond the Next Level (BTNL), that Dan co-owns and works as the Program Coordinator is THE place to work-out. Through professional instruction, Dan helps these athletes push their boundaries ensuring they reach their full potential. His programs are focused on strength training matched with neurological enhancement and sport specific movement training. Eastern European nations and their Olympic level athletes inspire these groundbreaking techniques. Ninkovich emphasizes the importance of movement, not exercise per se, but the subtle art of mastering performance capacity and efficiency to develop the highest performance an athlete can reach.

With his individualistic approach to developing hockey players, he’s sure to offer you something new and maybe even pivotal, to take your game to the next level. Make sure to check out his social media pages, where he is always sharing hockey drills, personal training exercises, and glimpses from his personal life. His enthusiasm and focus can’t be matched (except from maybe our Performance Trainer, Steven Wong), but no one else even comes close!

HockeyShot is excited to have Ninkovich as our Professional Instructor.