"IT WAS A BIG SURPRISE FOR ME TO GET DRAFTED INTO THE CHL BECAUSE I HAD PLANNED TO STAY IN EUROPE. ONCE I GOT DRAFTED I TOLD MYSELF 'IF YOU DON'T TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY YOU WON'T GET ANOTHER ONE,' SO I TOOK IT AND I'M VERY HAPPY WITH HOW IT TURNED OUT. I STILL SAY IT WAS THE BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE TO GO EXPLORE THE WORLD OF HOCKEY IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY." -CALVIN THURKAUF, TEAM SWITZERLAND
One century of this game and League is a wonderful milestone to celebrate. Let's hope to do this in the next century!