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Hamilton's Brian McGrattan talks hockey, fighting, addictions

On Wednesday, NHL tough guy and Hamiltonian Brian McGrattan joined CBC Hamilton to talk about his partnership with the NHL’s substance abuse program as a mentor for other players, and overcoming his own addictions while playing hockey.

Listen to the Calgary Flames enforcer take your questions live

After a battle with alcohol, the Hamilton native is now helping other NHL players with addiction issues 24:39

There’s more to Brian McGrattan than just punching people in the face.

Though he does that pretty proficiently, too. The Hamilton native has settled well into the enforcer role with the Calgary Flames this season, notching the most penalty minutes on the team.

You also might remember him as the guy holding back Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella as he was trying to storm the Flames’ dressing room after January’s much talked about line brawl.

On Wednesday, McGrattan joined CBC Hamilton to talk about his partnership with the NHL’s substance abuse program as a mentor for other players, overcoming his own addictions while playing hockey, and taking your questions during a live audio chat.

Click on the replay above to hear McGrattan take your questions.

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