One of the most interesting aspects of hockey operations is scouting.
I was lucky to conduct an e-mail interview with the Winnipeg Jets’ newest amateur scout Max Giese. Max was kind enough to take time out from his off-season schedule to tell us about how he got into hockey, how he got into and his experience in scouting as well as what he will be doing for the Jets.
PH: How did you get into hockey?
MG: I began playing hockey when I was four years old. My older brother played and the game instantly became my passion once I was introduced to it.
PH: Growing up, who was your favorite team/player?
MG: My favorite team was the San Jose Sharks. My favorite player was goaltender Arturs Irbe. I loved how he was a small, underdog type with big white pads and that old Jofa helmet.
PH: At what point in your life did you know that you wanted to be involved in hockey as a scout/talent evaluator/player personnel?
MG: I think the turning point was during the 2002-2003 season when the San ...