John Jaeckel

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John has been involved in hockey as a player, coach, and parent for nearly 50 years. After working and living in both the US and Canada, John began his hockey writing career covering prospects for in 2007.

Two years later, he was hired by to cover the Chicago Blackhawks. After that, John’s blog grew to average millions of page views per year. He has been a guest on broadcast sports radio in Chicago, Nashville and Canada. His reputation has been built on game and player analysis, a strong business sense of cap dynamics that drive player moves—and player transaction/trade rumors obtained from legitimate hockey sources.