“In Driedger’s quest to keep busy during a seven- to nine-month expected recovery time after tearing his ACL last summer, he decided to pay it forward. That’s how he met Jude, and the two hit it off right away…
…He launched Driedger’s Keepers, a program that allows Seattle’s aspiring young goaltenders to try the position without their parents sinking hundreds of dollars into pricey pads. Once that was up and running, he looked for more.
Jude’s coaches started asking around for mentorship candidates.
“Everybody just kind of said ‘Jude,’ and I think it’s because he has a good head on his shoulders,” Brienne said. “He’s cool as a cucumber on the ice.” — Read more here.