Chucko, a native of Burnaby, British Columbia, spent the past three seasons with the Calgary Flames affiliate in the American Hockey League. Chucko finished second in goals (28) and third in team scoring (51 points) with the Quad City Flames last season, and played his first two NHL games with Calgary in March.
Chucko was the Calgary Flames 1st round pick (24th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.
— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3