Frozen Royalty Audio: Interviews From The Pete Demers Series

Los Angeles Kings retired head
athletic trainer Pete Demers.
Photo: Noah Graham/Getty Images
via the Los Angeles Kings
A twelve-story series on just about any topic requires a considerable amount of source material to draw from, and that is exactly what Los Angeles Kings retired head athletic trainer Pete Demers provided for the series of stories on his 41-year career in professional hockey, 37 in the Kings organization, that was completed on July 29, 2011.

Indeed, I sat down with Demers in three separate sessions—two in late December 2010, and one in early January 2011. In the end, we talked for more than four-and-a-half hours (4:37:52, to be exact), with Demers sharing story after story, along with unique insights about hockey, and about the work of the athletic trainer that so few know about.

It was fascinating, funny, and highly entertaining.

Former Kings players and coaches also shared their thoughts about Demers, along with some stories involving him. Some are quite amusing.


In case you missed any (or all) of the stories in this series, you can find them all here:

With all the stories in the series having been published, you can listen to the audio from these interviews below. Please note that these are all raw audio recordings of interviews intended for use in written stories, not professional recordings intended for broadcast.

Raw audio interviews

(edited only to remove comments made off the record, along with those that are not appropriate for publication. Extraneous material and dead air have also been removed)

Pete Demers – Part 1 (58:23)

Pete Demers – Part 2 (55:21)

Pete Demers – Part 3 (48:21)

Pete Demers – Part 4 (59:34)

Pete Demers – Part 5 (56:13)

Dustin Brown (3:46)

Jim Fox (5:08)

Rogie Vachon (6:20)

Dave Taylor (5:34)

Marcel Dionne (3:52)

Daryl Evans (6:04)

Mark Hardy (5:27)

Bernie Nicholls (3:09)

Bob Pulford (3:27)

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