Former NHLers watch their sons rise up in the hockey hotbed of St. Louis

Logan Brown

It was around the time Matthew Tkachuk turned 8 when a prospect from the St. Louis Blues, Lee Stempniak, moved into the family household. Stempniak was from Buffalo, had played college hockey at Dartmouth College, and Tkachuk’s father, Keith, wanted to help the first-year player make the transition to professional hockey.

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