Chris Hajt

Christopher 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.

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Checking vs. defending. What’s the best way to take time and space away from the opposing team?
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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.

Checking vs. defending. What’s the best way to take time and space away from the opposing team . . .

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