The HoneyBaked Hockey Club is pleased to announce that Brad Fast has been named the club’s Director of Athlete Development.
Fast will be working with the club’s players, coaches and skills professionals to ultimately develop and oversee athlete performance in conjunction with the soon-to-open Athlete Lab (performance training and sports science center) across from Suburban Ice Farmington Hills. This includes the creation and implementation of player development plans, curriculum and best-practice teaching protocols at all age levels.
Fast will serve as the primary conduit to foster the players’ training integration with the club’s teams and coaches, strength and conditioning, mental performance training, leadership development and nutrition staff.
He brings over a decade of collegiate and professional playing and coaching experience to HoneyBaked.
A third-round pick of the Carolina Hurricanes in 1999, Fast played his college hockey for Michigan State, where he scored 30 goals and 114 points in four seasons from the blue line and was named CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman as team captain in 2002-03.
Fast then went on to record 25 goals and 65 assists in 266 professional games across North America and Europe, Including a goal in his lone NHL game with the Canes during the 2003-04 season, before a three-year stint in the Asia League.
Fast joins HoneyBaked after recently serving as the Spartans’ Director of Hockey Operations from 2015-19, where he provided video and statistical analysis, player evaluations and scouting reports among other responsibilities. He also has considerable experience providing on-ice skills coaching and strength and conditioning for players of every age level – youth through pro.
The HoneyBaked Hockey Club is committed to providing a world-class developmental and competitive hockey experience that emphasizes individual player and team skills, physical and mental training, conceptual development, nutritional awareness, elite competition and respect for the athletes and sport.