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Former Spokane Chief Bear Hughes was picked in the 5th round of the 2020 NHL Draft by the Washington Capitals. Rob Jesselson sits down with Hughes to discuss his journey and how it brought him to this exciting moment.
Alexis Lafreniere wanted to take the stage at Montreal’s Bell Centre near his home and hear his name announced at the NHL draft.
Jack Finley spent a lot of time talking with NHL scouts during the spring.
The 2020 NHL Draft is well on its way and Spokane Chief Jack Finley has been anxiously waiting to hear his name get called. Rob Jesselson sits down with Finley to discuss his journey to this exciting week.
Alexis Lafreniere was supposed to hear his named called in front of family, friends and an adoring crowd inside Montreal’s Bell Centre.
A team that loses in the NHL’s qualifying round won the draft lottery Friday night and will get the first overall pick.
When the National Hockey League gathered for its annual draft one year ago in Vancouver, British Columbia, Jack Finley was there to take it all in.
Adam Beckman was the 75th overall pick by the Minnesota Wild. This makes Beckman the 74th Spokane Chief to be taken in the NHL Draft.
Hearing the names of seven U.S.-born players called within the opening 15 picks of last month’s NHL draft was a striking confirmation of how far junior hockey in this country has come.
While the selections of Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kaako and the P.K. Subban trade all got their deserved attention during the NHL draft, one of the biggest crowds of the weekend surrounded a 59-year-old team executive and a Hollywood filmmaker. More than six months after the NHL announced its 32nd franchise, what’s happening in Seattle remains a curiosity in the hockey community. With the draft in Vancouver and Seattle team president and CEO Tod Leiweke and part-owner Jerry Bruckheimer hanging out for the weekend, it amplified the questions about what is to come next for the yet-to-be-named franchise a couple hours to the south.
The 18-year-old from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, scored a team-leading 32 goals and added 30 assists in 68 games last season for the Chiefs.
After a stellar rookie season with the Spokane Chiefs, Adam Beckman is selected in the 3rd round of the NHL Draft by the Minnesota Wild.
The New Jersey Devils have selected American center Jack Hughes with the first pick in the NHL draft. Hughes is from Orlando, Florida, and becomes the eighth American selected No. 1, and first since 2016, when the Toronto Maple Leafs chose Auston Matthews.
Despite speaking with representatives from about half the National Hockey League’s 31 teams, Luke Toporowski really has no idea which team will select him on Saturday – if any team selects him at all – on the second day of the NHL draft.
New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero will keep everyone waiting one more day. He will choose between Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko with the first pick in the NHL draft on Friday night.
SWX's, Rob Jesselson catches up with Spokane Chief, Luke Toporowski as he awaits the 2019 NHL Draft.
SWX's, Rob Jesselson catches up with the Spokane Chief's, Adam Beckman as he prepares for the NHL Draft. Here's what Beckman has to say.
The New Jersey Devils will have the No. 1 pick at this year’s NHL draft. The team was announced Tuesday night as the winner of the draft lottery. The Colorado Avalanche had the best odds of landing the first pick at 18.5 percent, but they drew the No. 4 selection. The New York Rangers will pick second and the Chicago Blackhawks will select third at the June draft.
Filip Kral, from the Czech Republic, was the Chiefs’ Rookie of the Year this past season. The puck-moving defenseman isn’t afraid to join the rush in the offensive zone and can be depended on to create offense from the point.
Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin went first overall to the Buffalo Sabres and Russian winger Andrei Svechnikov second to the Carolina Hurricanes in the two most predictable developments of an NHL draft that also featured some curveballs.