This is a brief feature story about a college guy, who in two-plus years, found religion and managed to transform himself from a hard-partying jock with severe depression issues to an honors student, team captain, married man and future San Jose Sharks defenseman. Heck, he was even a Hobey Baker nominee for most outstanding college hockey player.
It would be a dramatic understatement to declare Brinson Pasichnuk’s life is pretty good these days. In his final home game for Arizona State University he tallied a hat-trick. NHL general managers were very much interested, some with guarantees of an immediate roster spot. He’s happily married, secure in his life and feeling most comfortable.