SUNRISE, Fla. – Episode 13 of Chirping the Cats features former Florida Panthers forward and current sports agent Serge Payer.
Serge discusses overcoming the obstacles that came with being diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, which almost ended his hockey career before it really got started. He also talks about becoming an agent, scouting clients, 2020 NHL Draft prospects and some of his favorite former Panthers teammates.
0:28 – Diagnosis with Guillain-Barre Syndrome
3:10 – Reaching the NHL
4:20 – First NHL goal in front of family & friends in Ottawa
5:10 – Arrival of Pavel Bure in South Florida
7:20 – Learning to play different roles
8:35 – Learning and adjusting to playing hockey overseas
11:10 – Representing players in Europe in addition to North America
12:05 - 2020 NHL Draft prospects from overseas
14:30 – Procuring clients across the globe
16:50 – "Serious Serge" nickname
18:30 – Dynamic warmup/pregame ritual
19:30 – Best leaders he played with
21:50 – Coaches that inspired, left an impression
24:30 – Friendship with Roberto Luongo