Whatever happened to Jared Hope?

By pbadmin

I know that most of you are saying – Jared who?style=”mso-spacerun: yes”>  Unless you follow the Western Hockey League,
you probably don’t know much about him. 
Jared Hope was the Leafs final draft choice (230th overall)
in the 1996 Draft.  Jared had played
that season with the Spokane Chiefs and suffered two serious head injuries.

 

On September 27, 1995 in a game versus the Kelowna Rockets,
Hope was knocked unconscious, taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a
concussion.  Twenty-four days later,
Hope played again for the Rockets after recovering from the injury.style=”mso-spacerun: yes”>  In that game versus the Tri-City Americans,
Hope suffered another blow to the head that would put his playing career in
jeopardy.  Hope did play briefly the
next year (1996-97) with the Edmonton Ice but his career was essentially over.

 

Hope was once considered one of the brightest of WHL
prospects.  He was drafted 3rd
overall in the 1993 WHL Draft.  Jared
Hope’s career stats:

           

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style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>A

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>PT

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>PIM

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>GM

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>G

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>A

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>PT

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>PIM

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>1994-95

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>Spokane

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style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>5

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>9

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>14

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>17

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>4

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>0

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>1

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>1

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>0

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>1995-96

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>Spokane

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>5

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>1

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>0

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style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>1996-97

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style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>4

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style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>Career

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>75

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>6

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>13

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>19

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>31

style=’font-size:8.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>4

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At one time, Jared had a bright future ahead of him playing
the game he loved.  As the inevitable rumors
begin to swirl in the coming weeks regarding Eric Lindros and his possible
transfer to the Toronto Maple Leafs, we should all think of Jared Hope, whose
career was cut short by only two
concussions.  A player’s health is more
important than the game that he plays. 

 

 

References: href=”http://www.wheatkings.com/bsun/100198.htm”>http://www.wheatkings.com/bsun/100198.htm

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