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3 2024 Draft Prospects Whose Dads Played in the NHL

Miroslav Satan Buffalo Sabres

For hockey fans, some of the best memories you had as a child were watching your favourite players play. Well, most hockey fans born between 1990 and 2005 will be delighted to realize that those same players now have children of their own. 

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If you don’t already feel old, buckle up! We are now entering the years when those kids are eligible to be drafted into the NHL. There are three big-named former NHL players whose sons you will want to keep an eye on in the 2024 NHL Draft.

Miroslav Satan Jr. & Miroslav Satan

Miroslav Satan Jr. is the son of former NHL forward Miroslav Satan. Satan was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, as the 111th pick. He played with the Oilers for two seasons before being dealt to the team that made him famous, the Buffalo Sabres. He spent eight years with the Sabres, where he scored 456 points in 578 games. After he left the Sabres, he played for the New York Islanders, where he became a father to Satan Jr. He also played for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins before heading to Russia to play a season in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Satan retired from pro hockey in 2014. In his career, he scored a total of 735 points in 1,050 NHL games.

Miroslav Satan, Buffalo Sabres (Rick Stewart /Allsport)

As for his son, Satan Jr., he is a beast. He is 6-foot-7 and weighs 190 pounds, making him one of the biggest forwards in the 2024 NHL Draft. He was born in New York, USA, but he represents his father’s country, Slovakia, nationally. The 17-year-old centerman scored 30 points in 25 games with the HC Slovan Bratislava U20 in the Slovakia U20 league. He is ranked 50th in the 2024 Draft amongst European skaters by NHL Central Scouting.

Tij & Jarome Iginla

Jarome Iginla had an excellent NHL career; he showed toughness, and grit, as well as the ability to lead his team in scoring. Iginla has two sons, Joe and Tij, both of whom are currently in the Western Hockey League (WHL). Tij, born in 2006, is draft-eligible for this year’s draft. Jarome also played in the WHL for the Kamloops Blazers, where in his last season, he scored 136 points in 63 games. The Dallas Stars drafted him with the 11th pick in the first round; he was traded to the Calgary Flames, alongside Corey Millen for Joe Nieuwendyk. He played 16 seasons with the Flames, where he scored 1,095 in 1219 games. After his time with the Flames, he went on to play for the Colorado…

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