Day Chief returns to Rush


RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Rush, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes and AHL’s Springfield Falcons, announced the re-signing of Winston Day Chief for the 2015-16 season.

The 27-year-old finished just shy of a point-per-game pace last season, recording 35 points (14g-21a) in 36 games, while posting a team-best +13 rating. In the postseason, Day Chief continued his surge and finished in a three-way tie as the second-best postseason scorer on the roster with eight points (4g-4a).

A native of Standoff, Alberta, Day Chief enters his fourth season of professional hockey, all of which have been played with the Rush. In the previous three seasons, he has played 131 games, recording 110 points (49g-61a). Prior to playing professionally, Day Chief played college hockey in the CIS with the University of Lethbridge for three seasons, and in the NCAA with the University of Alaska-Anchorage for one year.