Win or lose, be humble

Keith Primeau is a former captain of the Philadelphia Flyers who skated with the club from 1999 to 2006. He appeared in the National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star game in 1999 and 2004. A fan favorite, he amassed 87 goals and 126 assists in his years with the club. He is best remembered for his goal that ended the longest playoff game in NHL history, a 5-overtime contest against the Pittsburgh Penguins in May of 2000.

On October 12, 2011, Primeau accepted the inaugural Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development Award at Neumann University. The award is presented to individuals who exemplify the development of strong character through athletics and the embodiment of the good that exists in sports.

In his acceptance speech, Keith shared many stories from both his professional athletic career, and his newer love of coaching. Here, he tells us a lesson he learned from one coach in particular: above all, win or lose, always be humble.

(Event sponsored by the Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development / Camera and Editing by Ryan Haswell, Communications Intern, ISSCD)

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