As a hockey player, Paul Bissonnette perhaps wasn’t elite. But as an analyzer on TV, he’s probably the best. Biz Nasty has been a huge success since he was brought on with the NHL on the TNT crew after having a huge breakthrough on the podcast Spittin’ Chiclets.
As a player, Bissonnette was selected in the fourth round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Bissonnette didn’t really get a breakthrough with the organization, and he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes, but Bissonnette once again found himself being outside of the regular lineup more often than not.
Bissonnette retired in 2016-17 after several years without playing in the NHL. But it turned out great for him anyways. He’s one of the most well-liked analyzers and characters in hockey, and his hilarious chirps on broadcast always get laughs from fans.
This season, he even got hilariously roasted by Connor McDavid, but as it turns out, McDavid was the main reason that Bissonnette decided to retire, as he revealed in a funny story on the Spittin’ Chiclets podcast.
”No word of a lie, my last NHL shifts were in an exhibition game up in Canada with the LA Kings organization and McDavid was playing in that exhibition game,” Biz Nasty said.
”I got cut out there f*cking two times against him, f*cking dash one each time within f*cking seconds.
”He f*cking undressed our line, buddy. It was like, oh my God, and I knew right then and there, I was no longer cut out for the NHL. I literally stepped on the plan and Sutter called me over and goes, ’Hey, you’re going down,’ and I was like, ’Yeah, if you didn’t come to get me I was coming to you.’”