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The general objective of our Puck Tracks podcast was to open up the lives of NHL players through the music with which they connect. In our Season 1 finale, we learn a bit more about Bobby Ryan(notes) of the Anaheim Ducks.

Ryan talks about "1901" from Phoenix as a motivational rock tune, a laidback summer anthem and a part of his bond with teammate Joffrey Lupul(notes), who introduced him to the song.

He discusses Ray LaMontagne's "Jolene" in more personal terms, from his discovery of the singer during his minor league days to how "you can channel so many things through a good song" emotionally.

It's a great stuff from a great young NHL star, and we hope you enjoy it.

Puck Tracks, our first podcast, was 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.

Puck Tracks Episode 9: Bobby Ryan, Anaheim Ducks from Greg Wyshynski on Vimeo.

Check out previous episodes featuring Wade Belak, Brooks Laich, Matt Greene, Steve Ott, Peter Budaj, Brandon Sutter, Ty Conklin and Evander Kane. Follow @pucktracks on Twitter for news about upcoming projects. Thanks again for a great first season; we hope to have the complete set on iTunes ASAP.

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