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Former NHL player Mike Commodore is now an Uber driver

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Bailey Meadows Oct 26, 2016 5:41 am 8,430

Ever wonder what former players do when they’re no longer in the NHL?

Well in the case of former NHLer Mike Commodore, he now spends his free time working as an Uber driver.

The 36-year-old played for seven different teams over his 11 NHL seasons, including parts of two seasons with the Calgary Flames, picking up 106 points in 484 career games.

Very much a journeyman in the NHL, Commodore is continuing to live a unique path, which now includes driving strangers around in Scottsdale, Arizona. In a rather nice vehicle, I might add.

The question many people are asking is: why? Why is a former NHLer who made millions over his career now working such an everyday job?

Some thought it was a joke. Others assumed Uber was paying Commodore a larger sum to market for them on his Twitter. The real reason, as it turns out, is a lot more innocent.

Good on Commodore for finding a healthier hobby. So far, he seems to be enjoying himself.

So if you’re ever needing a ride in Scottsdale, there’s a chance Commodore could be your Uber driver. Just make sure you bring your own snacks and have an appreciation for hard rock.


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Bailey Meadows
A BCIT grad who just can't get enough hockey. I do other stuff too, but it's not as cool as hockey.

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