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Monday, March 14, 2011

Jed Ortmeyer: The Houston Aeros' Medical Miracle Man

My latest story in the mothership is up, and it's a little bit on Jed Ortmeyer. I have to admit, I didn't know until recently all of the medical stuff that he has to deal with so that he can keep playing hockey, but knowing it just makes watching him play all of the more enjoyable.

Now not included in my post is this little tidbit which I found to be fascinating, but didn't have room for. When he played for the New York Rangers, he was on two reality shows: Cash Cab and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The Cash Cab was for charity, and the Extreme Makeover dealt with trying to help out a New York fireman.

So, yeah, he's just one of those good guys. Give it a read.

UPDATE: Oh, I almost forgot, Heather also has a writeup on Ortmeyer at the Pro Hockey News site. So read it, too. Just read mine first. And leave comments.

1 comment:

Andrew J. Ferraro said...

Great read, John.

There are only THREE teams in the AHL that have more points than the Aeros.

A) A big reason for that is Jed Ortmeyer.

B) It's amazing that this team could still miss the playoffs and be one of the top 10 teams in the AHL.