Devante Smith-Pelly: 'I've actually never had a job'

Chris Lingebach
December 16, 2018 - 6:27 pm
Devante Smith-Pelly: 'I've actually never had a job'

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Choose a job you love, you'll never have to work a day in your life, the old adage goes.

The same can be said of professional hockey players. But for Devante Smith-Pelly, that saying rings truer than most.

When Smith-Pelly joins Grant & Danny for his weekly 106.7 The Fan appearance, presented by F.H. Furr, the hosts will often ask him a series of non-hockey related questions in hopes of better familiarizing him with their radio audience on a more personal level.

"What was your first job," they asked Smith-Pelly this week.

"I've actually never had a job. Never," he answered. "I've never had a job."

DSP's upbringing didn't fit the course of a typical teenager. His professional journey began at 16 years old, playing in the Ontario Hockey League.

All these years later, at 26, DSP still hasn't had to 'work' a day in his life.

"I love doing this," he said. "It's just what I do, so I wouldn't consider that a job."

On another note, it's been three-and-a-half weeks since DSP committed to celebrate a goal on behalf of Grant & Danny. At the time of the agreement, it had only been three games since he'd last scored a goal; that scoreless streak now stands at 11 games.

"I haven't forgotten," Smith-Pelly said. "But I'm gonna blame you guys for this little bit of a cold streak I'm on right now."

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