It's not too often a millionaire takes the ice for the Spokane Chiefs, unless owner Bobby Brett puts on the skates. And even then I'm not sure.
Sometime in the next couple of weeks, there will be a millionaire with a Chiefs' sweater on. Michael Grabner has signed a three-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks that will pay him $850,000 a year – the entry-level NHL salary. And Grabner expects to be back with the Chiefs within the next few days.
For more on this, and the Chiefs most recent trade, check out Jeff Bunch's Chief's blog.
Spokane lost last night in Vancouver to drop to 1-1 this season. They play in Tri-Cities on Saturday.