Genoway to make NHL debut tonight

Former UND All-American defenseman Chay Genoway will make his NHL debut tonight for the Minnesota Wild.

Genoway will wear No. 47 for the Wild during their game against the Phoenix Coyotes. It starts at 7 p.m.

Genoway will be the 17th Sioux player to play in the NHL this season and the fourth to make his debut.

The Morden, Man., product leads the Houston Aeros in scoring from the blue line this season with 32 points in 68 games.

10 thoughts on “Genoway to make NHL debut tonight

  1. Congratulations Chay, this is really awesome to hear. Honestly, if you asked me if Chay would be a regular player in the NHL I would have said no. I am so glad I seem to be wrong about this. How on earth does a guy of his stature make a go of it in the NHL? What a tremendous athlete! To do what he will be asked to do at his size is really quite amazing…I am so happy for Chay and his family.

    • I was at the game. The voting was a feel good proposition. The first two goals were his man in front of the net – Pyatt – a big boy, too big for Chay. In any case, it was fun to watch him. He is certainly quick, but can’t match up physically against the typical NHL forward – over 6 feet and 200 lbs or thereabouts. I hope he can stay at that level though. Fun to watch. Another WCHA product – Tom Gilbert is the real deal. Chay got to play with him a few shifts and that was fun to watch.

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