Brett William McConnachie (born and raised in Ajax, Ontario, Canada) is a 37-year-old Canadian professional ice hockey right winger with the Hamilton Steelhawks. He’s also a talented rapper who’s sold over 70,000 albums and collaborated with other artists. Brett earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2007. He is a multi-talented individual who enjoys both music and ice hockey. He serves as an example to people who want to pursue their aspirations and passions.
Brett has had a natural talent for athletics since he was a little child. Brett was a standout athlete throughout his childhood, becoming a star in many different sports. He also excelled in academics throughout high school, which is how he earned himself a full scholarship to play NCAA Division I hockey at the University of Alabama-Huntsville from 2003 to 2007. This young and enthusiastic child excelled not only as an athlete but also as a brilliant student in the classroom. He was a star in both arenas. In the annals of Division, I competition at the institution, Brett is ranked sixth all-time in goals and is among the top 10 in points.
Some of the career highlights of this talented young man include his selection by the St. Michael’s Majors of the Ontario Hockey League in the fourth round, 76th overall, of the world-famous Ontario Hockey League draft in 2001, one of his career milestones for him. After that, he went on to play ice hockey professionally for a number of years in a variety of leagues (ECHL, CHL, SPHL, ACH). He currently ranks fourth on the all-time points list for the Whitby Dunlops and fifth on the all-time list for the ACH. During the ten years that Brett spent in the southern United States traveling with artists such as Lil Wayne, Ludacris, T.I., Young Jeezey, three six mafia, and the Lox, to mention a few, he was able to enjoy a fruitful and prosperous career in the music industry.
When Brett was a kid, he wasn’t just into playing hockey; he was also into music and the arts in general. The hockey player had piano lessons when he was younger; however, because of the intense pressure of his academic life and athletic profession, Brett did not continue with this interest for a long time. He picked it back up much later in life.
His passion for music was rekindled when he started attending college, and he quickly became enamored with hip-hop and rap in particular. After some time, Brett began to work on his own original songs. He released four studio albums and worked with a number of prominent musicians, including Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Young Jeezy, The Lox, Royce Da 5’9, and Busta Rhymes, among others. During his time as a student, he was involved in the recording and release of several albums, including Triple Threat, Back 4 More, and Rhythm and Bowx.
In his hometown of Whitby, Brett continued playing with the Whitby Dunlops until the year 2020. While also working as a personal trainer on the side, Brett was also a co-coach for the team.
Moving Forward as a Musician and Athlete
Athletes and musicians are two groups of people who are often seen as having very different styles. However, they actually share quite a lot in common. Both athletes and musicians are driven by their passion and devotion to their art, which inspires them to achieve incredible things. Both groups also put in countless hours of hard work and practice in order to perfect their craft. In addition, both athletes and musicians often have to face rejection and criticism throughout their careers. Despite all of these challenges, athletes and musicians continue to pursue their dreams, which is a testament to their commitment and dedication.
Brett is an ultimate example of excelling in both categories. He sets the ground that a person can achieve peaks of even two different forms of artistry with sheer determination and untiring efforts. He inspires us to chase our dreams irrespective of the circumstances.
After achieving a high level of success in both ice hockey and music, Brett is now enjoying a lot of fame as a YouTuber thanks to his show, the Shooter Shack. He has produced more than 75 episodes, and they have collectively received over 25 million views.
At the moment, Brett is quite active in the business of real estate investments. In addition to that, he is a pioneer in this particular field. The long hours and commitment that Brett has put in have paid off for him. He is constantly on the lookout for fresh chances and always eager to put in the effort required to turn his goals into a reality.