After winning the Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings this past summer, Dustin Penner has thrown his ice skates and hockey pads aside and accepted an internship on a late night cable show. While the NHL lockout has apparently left him little to do, the 6-foot-4, 245-pound forward landed himself a job as an intern on the TBS show Conan.
"It's tough to fill the empty time slot in my life," he said. "I called my agent, who used to work in Hollywood, and asked if he could find me something to do. I don't want to get paid. I'm not looking for a real job. Just something fun, a life experience thing that I could look back at."
The two-time Stanley Cup champion filmed the clip last week, and it was aired on Tuesday night's show.
Penner was also given the opportunity to write a piece for Vibe Magazine during the lockout. The article, based on Penner's interview with Olle Corneer of the electronic dance music group Dada Life, was published in October.
The NHL lockout is in its 82nd day, and there still remains a very real possibility that the 2012-2013 season could be wiped out entirely. Though with the lockout having lasted this long, Penner has been given an abundance of time to dip into new life experiences.
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