One hand or two? No, we aren’t trying to perfect your backhand in tennis. This is all about developing defencemen.
Chris Hajt is a former NHL defenceman, so he knows a thing or two about helping blueliners succeed. In his coaching career, Hajt has been an assistant in the OHL, AHL & NHL; he’s currently the assistant coach of the AHL’s Ontario Reign. In his Virtual Hockey Summit presentation, Hajt addressed an often overlooked topic of how many hands a defenceman should have on their stick in checking situations, one or two.
The answer might surprise you.
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