Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Insider Interview - Adam Hogg

The Texas Brahmas' Captain talks about joining the team, playing at NYTEX, the fans and a whole lot more...

In four years of professional hockey, Adam Hogg has been to two championship series, only to see his opportunity to raise the Ray Miron President's Cup slip away - once to the Texas Brahmas and last season, on home ice in a forced Game 7 against the now defunct Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs.

Suffice it to say, the man is on a mission. This season with the Brahmas, his first as a team captain, Hogg is fourth on the team in points with 38 (20 G, 18 A, +13) in 58 games played. He is third on the team in penalty minutes (83) and is tied with Chad Woollard for the lead in power play goals with five. He leads the team in short-handed goals (3), game-winning goals (by far, with 9) and shot percentage (.161).

Hogg, 29, played four years of collegiate hockey at St. Lawrence University (ECAC), where he tallied 38 points (18 G, 20 A) and 97 PIM in 145 games played.

Hogg went pro in 2007-08, signing with the Corpus Christi Rayz, where he accumulated 18 points (10 G, 8 A, -11) and 89 PIM in 62 games played.

The following season, he signed with the Colorado Eagles and over the course of three seasons, he tallied 95 points (51 G, 44 A) and 188 PIM in 167 regular season games played. He added 17 points (7 G, 10 A) and 52 penalty minutes in 38 post-season contests.

I sat down with Hogg this morning following the Brahmas practice session; here is our conversation:

Photo Credit: Robert Keith

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