Stone of Vegas talks golf, Olympics on The Chirp with Daren Millard


The Vegas Golden Knights forward has scored a team-leading 22 points this season (four goals, 18 assists), including an NHL career-high five assists in a 5-4 overtime win against the Minnesota Wild on Monday, but it was his golf game and how he got into the sport that he wanted to discuss on the podcast.

“When you get to the offseason in hockey, you work out in mornings, get your routines in mornings,” Stone said. “For me it was heading to golf course and playing golf with my buddies. Now that golf has taken off, it seems like it’s taken over the world, I’ve gotten even crazier into it.”

Stone said he’s most comfortable hitting a driver, but “I wouldn’t say my wedge game or putting is very good or else I’d be probably be a scratch golfer.

“I drive the ball really well, then putting and short game cost me a lot of strokes.”

He also discussed shooting his Apple TV commercial with teammate Marc-Andre Fleury, his desire to play in the Olympics, and the reason why he’s been dubbed the “Larry Bird of Hockey.”

After the chat with Stone, Millard talks about Patrick Kane scoring his 400th NHL goal for the Chicago Blackhawks and whether he will score 600, and about why it was time for the Montreal Canadiens to make a coaching change.

“The Chirp with Daren Millard” features interviews with players, executives, alumni and other personalities around the game. You can share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #ChirpMillard.

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