Before Tyler Seguin became a Bruin, or even hit the junior hockey circuit, he attended St. Michael’s College School, a prestigious hockey school in Toronto. And getting there - literally - was not the easiest task.
“Yeah, it was pretty intense for two years,” he said. “My mom would wake me up at about 6 a.m. to go to downtown Brampton which was about a twenty-minute drive at the time to catch a bus.
“I’d take that bus to Yorkdale Mall, which is about probably 40-45 minutes in the morning. From there I’d hop on a subway and take it to St. Claire street which was another about 20 minutes and then from there I’d walk about three of four blocks to get to my first class,” he said.
“So I’d do my best to make my first class every day, but it was definitely a haul every day to make it.”
St. Michael’s now serves as the place for his summer workouts and skates, and Tyler joked that he still walks through the doors with a quick scare that he forgot his homework…