Jonathan Toews may be Dave Hakstol’s shining star to graduate from the college ranks to the NHL. But he’s not the only one to make the leap.
Hakstol has been breeding NHL players at North Dakota for the last decade, including one who is now reunited with his former coach.
Chris VandeVelde emerged as a serviceable player to a dismal Flyers team in 2014-15. Before making it with the Flyers as a regular role player in the NHL, VandeVelde was one of Hakstol’s products and leaders at North Dakota.