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The Body Checking Business Man

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
To the naked eye, Zenon Konopka looks like the enforcer from any hockey team, just a bit more outspoken and energetic than most. He wears his heart on his jersey sleeves and his passion across his chest, making a mark in nearly every game and city he competes in.

Off the ice, he wears a suit. His teammates all do the same. It’s how a hockey player grows up. To and from the rink, it’s collars and khakis. In his spare time though, Konopka wears these suits into his business meetings. Once summer comes around, those meetings make up even more of his schedule.

Last week, Jason Del Rey, the Executive Editor of American Express’ Open Form, caught up with Konopka and his business partners for a few minutes. What resulted was an intriguing look at the other career path Z is paving. Click below to read more.

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