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.
The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.
— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres