NHL’s Anakin Skywalker, Anakin’s dad, returns to the franchise
In an exclusive interview with theScore, former NHLer and current owner of the Chicago Blackhawks, Anaso Skywalker, confirmed that his son, who died in a skiing accident in the 1990s, is alive and well in the NHL today.
“We are very excited about Anas, and he is in great hands with a fantastic group of people,” said Anasu Skywalker, a Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach and a former coach of the Blackhawks’ youth hockey team.
“He was a great friend of mine and my family.
His family has always been a great asset to us, and it is a pleasure to welcome him back.”
Anaso and his family were originally part of the ownership group that owned the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks until it was sold to an independent group in 2010.
Anas Skywalker is a close friend of Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville and has been with the Blackhawks for almost 30 years.
He also owns a company called Advanced Technologies, which is building robots that are designed to help the disabled, and a company that produces robots that can perform other tasks for the disabled.
“I’m really excited about this.
I’ve been working for the Blackhawks organization for more than 20 years and it was a dream to see him return,” Quennevilles said.
“I think he is an amazing hockey player, and the fans around the league are really excited.
We’re very excited to be able to introduce him to the fans.”
Anpaso’s return is just the latest in a long list of notable NHL owners who have returned their families to their respective franchises after leaving them.
Former NHLer Brian Gionta is returning to the Boston Bruins, his former employer.
He is also the father of current Bruins defenseman Brad Giont.
Ananaso and Gionts family has also come to represent their respective teams at the World Cup of Hockey.
Former Blackhawks forward Scott Darling and his wife, Krista, returned to their hometown team in St. Louis to take part in the festivities.
“It’s been a very, very long time,” said Darling.
“It’s always a great feeling to get back on the ice with the team, because I played with the St. Lous Kings in the ’90s and ’00s.
They are very, highly regarded in the community and hockey community, and I think the fans are really going to love it.”
Ananaso Skywalker is the first family member to return to the NHL after playing professionally.
Anastasio, who grew up in the Midwest, played for the Chicago Steel in the AHL from 1996 to 1998.
He was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round (21st overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.
Anasi is currently in his eighth season in the National Hockey League.
He will be the ninth person to play for the NHL team he once played for, and will be a member of the Anaheim Ducks.