Hockey fans across Eastern Canada and the United States might not know the name Cale Makar. If that is the case you will be thrilled to read these 5 things you didn’t know about Cale Makar.
Not everyone is lucky enough to see a lot of the west coast hockey feed because of the time change. If you are one of these people than you are missing out on some exciting hockey.
If you live in the Colorado area and are lucky enough to catch the Colorado Avalanche play then you will witness one of the next hockey phenoms. Good young hockey players that can make a mark in the NHL right away don’t come along to often. Cale Makar is one of them and if you get a chance to see him play you will be amazed.
The young Canadian hockey player who was born in Calgary, Alberta elected to take a different route to the NHL than most Canadian kids that make the show. This is one of the major reasons why Cale Makar is so significant.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cale Makar
The young Calgary native was drafted in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft that was held in Chicago. Cale Makar ended up being drafted 4th overall to the Colorado Avalanche.
The 3 teams that elected to pass over Makar in that years entry draft were the Dallas Stars, Philadelphia Flyers and the New Jersey Devils. Given the play of Philadelphia and New Jersey maybe they should have paid more attention.
Cale Makar won the 2019 Hobey Baker winner and led University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) to the 2019 Frozen Four.
The Hobey Baker Award is the top award that can be given to NCAA Mens College Hockey Player. The award is named after legendary Hall of Famer Hobey Baker.
The Hobey Baker award has been given out 38 times and Cale Makar is the latest winner. The NHL rookie joins a class of notable winners which include Neal Broten, Paul Kariya, Chris Drury, Ryan Miller and Johnny Gaudreau.
Cale Makar is a lover of Mayonnaise Chicken. In a recent article in Colorado Hockey Now the young defenseman dished our his favourite recipe.
Cale Makar Mayonnaise Chicken will be made into a t-shirt soon enough. The fact he loves this dish is one of the greatest things about him. The young Colorado Avalanche stud likes his mayonnaise chicken with parmesan cheese baked on top. He also admits it’s not the healthiest.
In one week Cale Makar might have accomplishment more than most people accomplish in a lifetime. What did the young stud do that was so significant? Well we will tell you.
Makar won the Hobey Baker award for the top NCAA Player, he played in the NCAA Championship Game, Signed an entry level contract with the Colorado Avalanche and made his NHL debut only to score his first goal. That sounds like one hell of a week if you ask us!
To round out the list of 5 things you didn’t know about Cale Makar we turn to his early NHL success. Cale is the first defenseman to make his league debut in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and score a goal.
It didn’t take him long either. Cale netted his first goal against the Calgary Flames in the first period of his first game. That’s when they say a star was born.