Bobby Farnham ready for eighth professional hockey season

Bobby Farnham ready for eighth professional hockey season

The following article was posted by on Monday, September 24 featuring former Brown standout Bobby Farnham.

By: David Willis 

Having just embarked on his eighth professional hockey season, North Andover’s Bobby Farnham feels he is a more mature player now.

He is more cerebral, a bit less likely to drop the gloves for a fight, and better understands how to prepare his body for the grind of a hockey season.

But the emotions that surge through him as a new season begins are no different than when he began pursuing his lifelong dream.

“It is always a special feeling to begin a new season,” said Farnham, “It’s a new set of nerves, anxiety, and excitement that’s brought on by a different set of challenges and goals.

“Hockey has always been a passion of mine, ever since I laced up the skates at Brooks School to skate when I was 3-years-old. That passion has only grown with time. Hockey never feels like a job, and as I grow older my appreciation for the sport and everything it has given me grows.”

The former Eagle-Tribune hockey MVP kicked off a new season two weeks ago, when the Florida Panthers opened training camp.

It is the latest stop in the winding career of the 29-year-old tough guy forward that began in 2012 after closing out his career at Brown University.

“I’m always excited to start a new season,” said Farnham, a member of the legendary area Farnham athletic family. “I truly value my time off in the summer and the amount of time I get to spend with family and friends. But I’m always eager to get back in the locker room with teammates and get on the ice for training camp. I love to play hockey.”

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