Corey Hirsch

Corey Hirsch

Mental Health Activist
Former NHL Goaltender

Corey Hirsch is a former National Hockey League goaltender, playing professionally for 13 seasons. His career included winning a silver medal for Canada at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games, and was a member of the Stanley Cup winning New York Rangers. Panic attacks and obsessive thoughts had plagued much of his NHL career, until he had confided in a team trainer who guided him to find the help he needed. Corey was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. 


In 2017, Corey publicly told his gripping story to The Players tribune. It was a riveting and emotional article on being a suicide survivor and individual with OD. The response to the article was truly overwhelming. 


Corey is now using his life experiences to help raise awareness about mental health issues in the hockey community. The hope is that by bringing mental health struggles into the light, stigmas will be reduced, and silent suffers will seek help and comfort they need- and deserve.

Corey Hirsch was the goaltending coach for the St. Louis Blues, and the Toronto Maple Leafs.


Mental Health: The Lived Experience

The former NHL goaltender, still living with the challenges of mental health, speaks about his personal experience. How he wore a mask to hide his illness, and protect his image. Corey illustrates the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues. An advocate for open dialogue, Corey discusses ways to communicate mental illness to friends and family.

Motivation & Resilience: Ups, Downs and Lessons Learned

Despite living with an undiagnosed mental issues, Corey was able to both play and coach in the NHL. Now, he encourages and inspires audiences through his personal story.

Teamwork: From the Locker Room to the Office- Game Plans for Success

The former NHL star and Olympic silver-medalist takes his hockey experiences learned on and off the ice, and implements them into the business world. Learn how tactics used in the locker room can translate into your business!

Ben Nemtin
Campus Speakers / Creativity / Health / Mental Health / Motivators