Wednesday night, he hoisted the Stanley Cup. Next month, he’ll be running a hockey camp in Fairbanks.
Colton Parayko, a St. Louis Blues defenseman and former captain of the UAF hockey team, will return to Alaska for the second annual Parayko Hockey Camp at the Patty Ice Arena . The four-day camp, whose instructors will include Parayko and several other former Nanooks, runs July 9-12.
Parayko played for the Nanooks for three seasons from 2012-14; at the conclusion of his rookie season with the Blues in 2016, he competed a degree in business management at UAF.
He’s the fifth player from Alaska’s Division I hockey programs to win a Stanley Cup:
Shawn Chambers, New Jersey Devils 1995, Dallas Stars 1999 (UAF 1985-87)
Mike Peluso, New Jersey Devils 1995 (UAA 1985-89)
Jordan Hendry, Chicago Blackhawks, 2010 (UAF 2002-06)
Jay Beagle, Washington Capitals, 2018 (UAA 2005-07)
Colton Parayko, St. Louis Blues, 2019 (UAF 2012-14)