The NHL off-season is nice for hockey players for all of about two or three weeks. After that it’s time to get back in the gym, which means rebuilding a lot of muscle you once had and managed to lose over the course of the season.

Some guys seek out a little help from trainers, whether that be for motivation or advice, and Gary Roberts has become synonymous with off-season training. Pretty much every player he’s worked with over the past few years has returned to the League in the best shape of their lives.

Roberts was able to be successful and intimidating late into his career because of his strict workout regimen, and it didn’t go unnoticed.

I came across this old picture of him today on TSN’s Facebook page.

Good point, FSN. Very good point. The crazy eyes are a nice touch.