Chase, a former St. Louis Blues tough guy, earned the 1998 King Clancy Memorial Trophy for helping those with developmental disabilities participate in organized hockey. He's also a broadcaster, which made him a natural for "Blades."
"He's just a classic Western Canadian guy. We interviewed his mother, and she said all he ever wanted to do was be in the NHL," said Albrecht. "When he wasn't drafted, it didn't even deter him one bit. He was a walk-on."