The career of Chris Kunitz takes one amazing turn after another. Today he is the NHL’s No. 2 scorer, which is quite an achievement for a player who once doubted he’d ever have much of a professional career.
By Pierre LeBrun, ESPN.com
Undrafted and waived twice in the same month of his first full NHL season, Chris Kunitz never would have envisioned that one day he would be sitting third overall in scoring in the top league in the world.
But the story of Chris Kunitz is one that young minor hockey players should embrace.
He stuck with it. And he believed in himself.
"Definitely a late bloomer," the two-time Stanley Cup winner told ESPN.com Wednesday. "I didn't even think myself that the NHL was something that could be realistic until I signed out of college. I played Tier 2 junior, nobody very often gets drafted out of the SJHL."
And yet from the Melville Millionaires of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League to four years at Ferris State University in Michigan (where he scored 63 goals in 77 games his last two regular seasons), the NHL finally did call.
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