Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Spirit of Sport

Jujhar Khaira

Name: Jujhar Khaira

Year: 2016
Presented By: Trevor Boyd, Exclusive Floors

**Jujhar Khiara's grandfather, Sarwan S. Khaira received the Spirit of Sport award on behalf of Jujhar**

Jujhar Khaira is a Canadian professional ice hockey center playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). After making his NHL debut against the Pittsburgh Penguins on November 28, 2015, he became the third player of Indian descent to play in the NHL. Khaira was drafted 63rd overall by the Oilers in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. In August 2013, he was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers. Khaira made his pro hockey debut with Edmonton AHL affiliate Oklahoma City in April 2014 after skating for the Everett Silvertips in his first Western Hockey League season. Khaira projects as a big forward who can provide both physical play and some scoring.