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Winston Day Chief

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Height  6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Name  Winston Chief
Shoots  Right
Positions  Forward
ECHL team  Rapid City Rush
Playing career  2012
NHL Draft  Undrafted

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Born  November 23, 1987 (age 33) Stand Off, AB, CAN (1987-11-23)
Weight  190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Similar  Taylor Kitsch, Andrew N Iwaniuk, Rachael Harder

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Winston Day Chief (born November 23, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the Cincinnati Cyclones in the ECHL.

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Playing career

A member of the Blackfoot Kainai Nation, Day Chief was raised on the Blood Indian Reserve No. 148 in Alberta, Canada. He attended the University of Alaska Anchorage before enrolling with the University of Lethbridge where he played three seasons of CIS hockey with the Lethbridge Pronghorns, scoring 23 goals and 36 assists for 58 points, while earning 88 penalty minutes, in 68 games played. In his final year he was recognized for his outstanding play when he was named to the Canada West All-Stars Roster as competition for the Canada men's national junior ice hockey team.

On March 27, 2012, Day Chief was signed as an amateur by the Rapid City Rush then of the Central Hockey League for their 2012 playoff run. He was re-signed by the Rush for the 2012–13 season, but in his third game he broke his shoulder when he slid hard into the boards. Returning to duty after missing two months of play, Day Chief played out the season, impressing Rapid City's head coach Joe Ferras who described his play as “fearless” saying "He plays hard. He finishes his checks. He’s strong on the pucks and he’s got great hands for a big man". On August 29, 2013, the Rapid City Rush announced that Day Chief had been retained to play the 2013–14 CHL season.

After 5 seasons within the Rush organization, Day Chief opted to turn to Europe, signing a one-year contract with MAC Budapest of the MOL Liga on August 8, 2016. At the conclusion of the 2016-17 campaign with Budapest, Day Chief opted to return to the ECHL, agreeing to a contract with the Cincinnati Cyclones on September 6, 2017.

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