Still a teenager, Morgan Klimchuk is nevertheless well versed in hockey’s abrupt curves.
You know, the heavy-handed business of it all.
Twice the Calgarian has seen his junior outfit — the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League — overhaul its coaching staff.
Klimchuk’s introduction to the National Hockey League has been no less educational:
* Drafted a year ago by Jay Feaster, then general manager of the Calgary Flames.
* Signed to an entry-level deal by Brian Burke, interim general manager.
* Assessed in his Abbotsford Heat exit meeting by Brad Treliving, now general manager.
“Yeah, that was exactly it,” says Klimchuk, chuckling at the re-cap. “You have to learn to adjust because it’s going to happen throughout your career. Things like that are definitely out of your control. You take care of what you can and, when you’re on the ice, make sure you’re performing and doing what you can do.”
Which he did with the Pats this past season — 74 points in 57 dates — before making f