Red Wings prospect Kienan Draper has chosen to return to the BCHL for one final season after skating in an up-and-down campaign for the USHL’s Omaha Lancers last year, and Draper suggests to the Vancouver Province’s Steve Ewen that he has “unfinished business” with his Chilliwack Chiefs:
Draper is committed to Miami University (Ohio) and slated to join their program next season. He’s opted to come back to play for the Chiefs and coach Brian Maloney for a final year of junior hockey.
“I feel like I have some unfinished business here,” the son of longtime Detroit Red Wings centre Kris Draper said. “With the coaching and facilities, and this being such a fantastic part of the country, I’m really happy to be back.
“Last year was a bit strange. You don’t see guys leave teams and leagues partway through seasons, but we’re hockey players and we wanted to play, and we found a way to get to play.”