BOSTON (CBS) – 98.5 The Sports Hub brings to you another exclusive presentation.
Cam Neely: Boston Sports Legend is a two-hour retrospective of Cam’s storied career, taking you on a journey from his draft day in 1983 all the way up to today as President of the Boston Bruins.
The wins…the losses…the devastating injuries. We hear from Cam as well as his teammates and friends to get the full scope of the story broken down into eight sections.
Part I: Cam’s Early Years & His Start In Vancouver
Cameron Michael Neely was born June 6, 1965 in Comox, British Columbia. As the son of a serviceman, Neely grew up in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan but returned to the Vancouver area later on in his childhood.
Cam Neely used to watch hockey with his father as a kid, and at the time there were really only two teams on television north of the border: the Canadiens and the Maple Leafs. Because his father was a Leafs fan, Neely naturally gravitated himself to them as well – a topic he has covered before on the Felger and Massarotti program.
Listen below to hear about Cam’s upbringing, including his time spent in youth hockey and getting drafted 9th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in 1983.