At the age of just 25, former Calgary Flames first round draft pick Kris Chucko is done with professional hockey – at least the on ice portion. That’s right. Chucko has had enough.
When rookie defenceman T.J. Brodie was among the scoring leaders on last year’s Abbotsford Heat, it was the culmination of two totally opposite story lines. It was somewhat of an indictment of the Heat, which as we all know by now, were dead last in the AHL in goals scored last season.
It was hard to tell from the first day of Abbotsford Heat training camp on Friday, but this year’s team should be an improvement from the one that failed to make the Calder Cup playoffs in April.
(Cam Tucker is the Abbotsford Heat beat writer and a freelance journalist. I have asked Cam to lend his insight into Calgary’s farm team from time to time. His first article is a look at young sophomore defender Chris Breen). Chris Breen has all the physical tools an NHL team desires in a…