From garage-sale rollerskates to the ice, Jackson Hallum making an impact
Get to know more about the Green Bay Gamblers forward, University of Michigan commit, and Vegas Golden Knights prospect.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Gamblers forward Jackson Hallum has had a successful start to his hockey career and will be attending the University of Michigan next season.
But the Eagan, Minnesota, native almost never laced up a pair of skates.
"My parents weren't actually going to let me play at first," Hallum said. "They didn't really know how they felt about it (playing hockey) and they got me a pair of roller-skates from a garage sale or something and I was doing backwards crossovers in my garage and then they finally signed me up."
It's crazy to think what might have never been if Hallum's parents didn't let him play.
Since learning how to roller-skate in his garage, he has gone on to a successful hockey career early on.
Hallum attended high school at St. Thomas Academy, which he said helped shape him on and off the ice.
In 2020, Hallum was the 91st overall pick in the third round of the NHL Draft by the Vegas Golden Knights. You can watch the feature on Jackson Hallum below!
Hometown: Eagan, Minn.
Current team: Green Bay Gamblers
College: University of Michigan (starting with 2022-23 season)
NHL Rights: Vegas Golden Knights (91st overall, third round, Vegas Golden Knights)