Jason Krog, a guy I watched in the 1999 Frozen Four, the only time Anaheim hosted it. He was such a dynamic, versatile, and exciting forward. @krogger28 -
1. Jason is a Japanese Canadian from Fernie, British Columbia.
2. He was a self-described “late bloomer” in youth hockey, as he was never picked for the select teams. Beginning at 18, he played a couple seasons with the @chwkchiefs, scoring a whopping 128 points in only 60 games in 1994-1995.
3. He went on to the @uofnh, where he was a standout. In his senior year, he led the team with 85 points in 41 games; while the team made the NCAA finals for the first time in the school’s history, they experienced a heartbreaking overtime loss to the University of Maine in the championship game. Jason captured the Hobey Baker award, the first UNH player to ever do so. He also left the team second in all time scoring with 238 points.
4. Jason was undrafted and signed with the @ny_islanders. From there, he enjoyed an 18-year pro career in North America and Europe, including stops with the @anaheimducks, Atlanta Thrashers, @nyrangers, and @canucks.
5. Jason established @higherhockey, a hockey agency specializing in finding suitable fits with European teams. Jason felt that his own experience with European agents was difficult and that he could assist North American players with his knowledge and experience of the level of play and quality of life in the European leagues.