KDSK’s Hanna Yates spoke with Chase Bradley, the Red Wings’ 7th-round pick in this year’s draft, regarding his family background and draft experiences:
Bradley followed in his father’s footsteps by playing hockey at Oakville High School. After playing for the Omaha Lancers in the USHL, Bradley was traded to Sioux City in March where he will play until he starts his undergraduate career at Northeastern University. He finished practice in Sioux City and headed home to watch the NHL 2020 draft.
“I was just sitting in my bed just looking at the draft and then my roommate came in and told me,” Chase Bradley said.
Bradley had been selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2020 NHL draft with their last pick. A pick they acquired from Bradley’s hometown team, the St. Louis Blues.
“I was shocked at first,” Bradley said. “I mean, I wasn’t expecting it I should say. It’s something you dream of really. Like, I mean growing up that’s your goal, is to get drafted so I mean all of it coming together, it was an unbelievable experience.”