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Steve Ott(notes) of the Dallas Stars is, without question, one of the most effective pests and on-ice provocateurs in the NHL. When he agreed to participate in a Puck Tracks podcast, our minds started racing about what his musical choices would be: Speed metal? Hardcore rap? The sound of fingernails on a chalkboard?

No, no and no. What we discovered is that like so many other players we've spoken to, the road's a lonely place and Ott is a dedicated father of a young daughter. So prepare to wipe the tears from your face during the unexpected Tim McGraw segment in this episode.

Well, before you get to the dulcet tones of Metallica's "King Nothing," of course.

Puck Tracks, our first podcast, created and facilitated by audio producer Michael Raphael. It features players discussing the music that helps shape their lives and careers. It's their soundtrack on the road or on the ice. It's the music that fuels their competitive passion, or evokes bittersweet memories of childhood and family.

Here is Episode 4 of the inaugural season of Puck Tracks, featuring Steve Ott, who is currently recovering from an emergency appendectomy:

Puck Tracks Episode 4: Steve Ott, Dallas Stars from Greg Wyshynski on Vimeo.

Check out previous episodes featuring Wade Belak, Brooks Laich and Matt Greene. Follow @pucktracks on Twitter for news and updates on subsequent episodes of Season 1.

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