Kevin Weekes sat down with me to talk about his fatherhood journey. He shares the values he looks to instill into his son. In addition, Kevin shares the importance of family and the lessons he learned from his parents. After that we talk about his time in the NHL and what it meant to him to play in the league. We also talk about the great work he does now on TV over at the NHL Network and ESPN. He even shares a cool story when he hung out with Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky. Lastly, we finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five.
About Kevin Weekes
Kevin Weekes is an analyst for NHL coverage on ESPN. Weekes joined the ESPN broadcast team in 2021, where he serves in studio and as a game analyst for select NHL games. Making history in 2009 when he became the first black analyst in ice hockey, Weekes most recently provided color commentary for the NHL Network and CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada. He is also a regular contributor to NHL.com.
Born in Toronto, Weekes made his NHL debut in 1997 with the Florida Panthers. In his 11 seasons as a goaltender in the NHL, Weekes played for the Panthers, Canucks, Islanders, Lightning, Hurricanes, Rangers and Devils before retiring in 2009. Weekes helped the Carolina Hurricanes to the Stanley Cup Final in 2002 and is the Hurricanes’ all-time leader in playoffs goals-against average and save percentage. One of the NHL’s most charitable players, Weekes continues to support youth hockey throughout the U.S. and Canada and the Special Forces Charitable Trust. Weekes and his wife, Megan are blessed with a son. Make sure you follow Kevin on Twitter at @KevinWeekes and on Instagram at @kevweeks. In addition, watch him on the NHL Network and ESPN.
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About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast
The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with fantastic dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. You get a unique perspective on fatherhood from guests like Joe Montana, Kevin Smith, Danny Trejo, Jerry Rice, Jeff Foxworthy, Patrick Warburton, Jeff Kinney, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kyle Busch, Dennis Quaid, Dwight Freeney and many more.