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Hockey Player

Career description:

Hockey players play hockey for a living. Each player has their own experience in the league, so a full description can not be provided.

What it’s like:

Common duties:

  • Choose to specialize in a particular role on the field; attacking or defending, guarding the goal
  • Improving rapid maneuvering on skates as well as sudden stopping and changing of direction on the ice
  • Practice hockey passing and shooting skills for thousands of hours to acquire the reflexes, muscle memory and teamwork to compete at a high level
  • Be mentally and physically prepared for physical confrontations and fights among players
  • Travel a great deal

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