Aug 23, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT
Scott Stafford will try to defy the odds, as he tries out for the Denver Cutthroats of the Central Hockey League.
Stafford plays hockey with only one hand, after being born without his left hand.
But doesn’t let that stop him from playing a game he clearly loves, or as an excuse for not trying to play hockey at the highest possible level he can.
“I’ve kind of used hockey to show people it’s just a hand,” Stafford recently told the Hamilton Spectator. “It’s only a disability if you let it be.
“All my goals are short-handed.”
The 23-year-old Stafford, who played Junior B hockey, is now in Denver, trying out for the Cutthroats. As per
“This kid is fun to watch. It really is amazing,” Cutthroats head coach Derek Armstrong told The Denver Post.
- Report: NHL pondering more draft lottery changes 0
- Playoff bubble watch — Stars edition 1
- Playoff race update: Jets smash Stars, muddy West picture 10
- Rangers foiled by Sharks’ Niemi, controversial no-goal 22
- Blues’ Tarasenko will undergo hand surgery, out at least six weeks 8
- Help’s on the way: Letang, Bennett cleared for practices 10
- Penguins rally falls short as Flyers sweep weekend series 56
- NHL on NBCSN: Detroit pumped to face Chicago 4
- NHL on NBC: Penguins and Flyers resume rivalry as playoff race continues 7
- Discuss: Habs overcome three-goal deficit, beat Senators in overtime 18
- Here are three ‘major changes’ the NHL should consider (98)
- Chiasson ‘shaken up’ by Peverley incident, won’t dress for Stars tonight (74)
- ‘It’s obvious Tortorella can’t come back next year,’ writes Vancouver reporter (62)
- Pens lose Neal to concussion (62)
- Video: Dryden on why hockey should ‘give up the fighting, but keep the fight’ (57)