USA Hockey Hero Jim Craig Teams with Numotion

Jim Craig, one of the legends of American hockey, has partnered with Numotion.

In the agreement, Craig will “create motivational content to inspire customers and employees, and help create awareness for issues of those living with mobility disabilities,” in a Jan. 8 news announcement from Numotion.

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Craig is best known for being the goalie on the American ice hockey team that won the gold medal at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. That team, made up of college players, famously beat a much older and heavily favored Soviet Union team in a semi-final dubbed “Miracle on Ice.” The Americans then beat Finland in the gold-medal game.

Craig went on to play in the National Hockey League for the Atlanta Flames, Boston Bruins and Minnesota North Stars.

He was a keynote speaker at Numotion’s 2015 National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla. After that, Craig joined Numotion leaders on Capitol Hill to advocate for the complex rehab technology industry.

Numotion said Craig would provide blog posts and videos that share his experiences and observations on overcoming the odds.

Mike Swinford, Numotion’s CEO, said of the new partnership, “I am honored to have a spokesperson as well regarded as Jim align with Numotion and our efforts to assist customers to more actively participate in everyday life. Jim’s passion for improving the lives of others by sharing his experiences will help inspire our customers and others, that their dreams are possible.”

“In my years as a motivational speaker I’ve learned that the power of dreaming, setting goals and having determination does indeed make a difference in a person’s outlook on life,” Craig said. “There’s power in hope, and I look forward to bringing just that to Numotion’s customers, employees and anyone faced with challenges.”

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