Hockey

Hockey Hall of Fame Athletes

Mike Bossy

Great Keynote speaker who is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Johnny Bower

Won 4 Stanley Cups & 2 Vezina Trophies while playing to the age of 45 as the most popular Maple Leafs goaltender in history

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Johnny Bucyk

Captain of the great Boston Bruins Stanley Cup winning teams of the 70 and 72 Bruins

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Dick Duff

Won 6 Stanley Cups playing for the Leafs and Canadiens over a 17 year career

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Tony Esposito

Chicago Blackhawks goaltending great, 3x Vezina winner, 1970 Calder Trophy winner

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Eddie Giacomin

One of the most beloved players in Ranger history.  He won the Vezina Trophy in 1970 & 1971, was a two-time First Team All-Star and three-time Second Team All-Star

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Rod Gilbert

This member of the Rangers fabled Goal-A-Game (GAG) line was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Clark Gillies

New York Islander Captain who played on the Dynasty Teams of the 1980's. He could drop the gloves as well as score goals

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Dale Hawerchuk

Won Calder Trophy as well as NHL's Rookie of the Year in 1982. Scored over 500 goals & 1400 points in his career

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Bobby Hull

"The Golden Jet" was one of the most electrifying players in the history of the NHL and was named 8th best player of all time

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Red Kelly

Red won 8 Stanley Cups during his Hall of Fame career, 4 with the Red Wings and 4 with the Maple Leafs.  He also served as a Member of Parliament in the Canadian Legislature during his playing career. 

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Guy Lapointe

Guy was a member of a triumvirate of defensemen the likes of which will never exist on one team again- with Larry Robinson and Serge Savard. 

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Howie Meeker

Captured the Calder Memorial Trophy as NHL Rookie of the Year in 1947.  Known for his work on Hockey Night in Canada

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Serge Savard

Member of Team Canada '72.  Serge won 8 Stanley Cups as a player with the Canadiens,  Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP and the Bill Masterton Trophy

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Steve Shutt

Scored 60 goals in the 1976-77 season playing with Guy LaFleur.  Won 4 Stanley Cup Trophies and was a First Team All-Star 3 times

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Darryl Sittler

One of the most beloved players in Toronto Maple Leaf history.  Had a 10-point game with 6 goals and 4 assists in 1976

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Norm Ullman

Probably received less fanfare than any other 490-goal scorer in NHL history, but that was the way with Norm- understated

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NHL All-Stars & Other Talents

Keith Acton

Pesky playmaker, former Assistant Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs

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Syl Apps Jr.

Son of legendary Syl Apps Sr., Syl scored 99 points one season himself

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Don Awrey

Tough defenseman, Don was Bobby Orr's defense partner on the Boston Bruins

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Bobby Baun

"The Boomer" scored a key Stanley Cup Finals goal on a broken leg

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Curt Bennett

Was the first U.S. raised player to score 30+ goals in a single season

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Allan Bester

Popular goaltender for the Toronto Maple Leafs

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Les Binkley

Goaltender on the original expansion Pittsburgh Penguins

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John Blue

A rare hockey player from California

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Laurie Boschman

Tough player who scored over 300 goals in his 1,000+ game career

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Henry Boucha

Talented player for the Red Wings and North Stars whose career came to a tragic hault due to an eye injury

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Dan Bouchard

A goaltender for the original Atlanta Flames team

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Pat Boutette

Popular Leaf who wouldn't hesitate to drop his gloves despite his diminutive size

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Dave Burrows

A four-time All-Star for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1970's

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Jim Craig

Goaltending hero for the U.S. Olympic Gold Medal winning team at Lake Placid in 1980

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Joe Daley

Penguins goaltender was one of the last pro goalies not to wear a mask

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Michel Dion

Penguins goaltender who was the starting goalie in the 1982 All-Star game.  Also signed to play pro baseball and was a golf pro post career

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Jim Dorey

Rugged and popular Leaf defenseman of the 1970's

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Dave Dryden

Older brother of Hall of Famer Ken.  Dave had a longer career than his more famous brother

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Ron Duguay

A manitee idol with the New York Rangers

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Lori Dupuis

Gold Medal winner at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games with the Canadian Women's Hockey Team

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Marv Edwards

As a rookie at age 33, Marv was at the time of his debut the oldest rookie in the history of the NHL. He went on to play goal in the league until age 38

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Ron Ellis

A lifelong Toronto Maple Leaf and one of the more consistent player to wear the blue and white, Ron played every one of his 1,034 NHL games with Toronto

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Doug Favell

Colourful and fun-loving goaltender for the Flyers and Leafs of the 1970's.  Doug brought excitement to the crease!

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Tom Fergus

Six-time 20 goal scorer for Bruins, Leaf and Canucks

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Theoren Fleury

This 5'6" scrapper produced over 400 goals and 1,000 points in his NHL career

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Bob Froese

Won the Jennings Trophy for lowest goals against average and was named to the Second All-Star team in 1986

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Brian Glennie

Had the thrill of having legendary Tim Horton as his first defense partner

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Stu Grimson

A 6'5", 230 lb enforcer with seven NHL teams tallied over 2,000 penalty minutes in over 700 NHL games

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Vic Hadfield

Scored 50 goals in the 1971-72 season as a member of the GAG (Goal-A-Game) line

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Paul Henderson

Scored "THE GOAL".  If you are a Canadian hockey fan, that's all you need to say to describe Paul Henderson

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Denis Herron

A very good goalie on some poor-performing teams, Denis was rewarded by winning the Vezina Trophy in 1981 with the Montreal Canadiens, the team of his boyhood dreams

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Larry Hillman

Played for 8 different NHL teams in 19 seasons and added 3 WHA seasons.  Larry is the youngest player ever to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup.

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Ron Hoggarth

Refereed 1173 regular season games, 159 playoff games and 3 All-Star games

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Bruce Hood

Officiated over 1,000 NHL games across 21 seasons and went on to become an author, businessman and politician

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Dennis Hull

The most popular after dinner sports speaker in Canada.  The "Funny Hull"

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Stan Jonathan

Boston Bruins tough and talented winger

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Sheldon Kannegiesser

Defenseman of the 1970's who has published a book of insightful and fun hockey ballads titled "Warriors of Winter"

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Jim Kyte

The first legally deaf player to ever play in the NHL.  Jim was a tough physical defenseman

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Jocelyn Lemieux

An aggitator like his brother Claude, Jocelyn made his presence known throughout the NHL

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Ken Linseman

"The Rat" posted career totals of 807 points in 860 games, a terrific PPG average.  He also totaled 1,727 PIM, another amazing total

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Clint Malarchuk

Clint Malarchuk has a story that must be heard to be believed.  This NHL goaltender has survived a sliced jugular vein, a suicide attempt that left him with a bullet in his head to this day, and a cocktail of pills and alcohol that stopped his heart.  Hear his amazing story as he breaks the stigma of mental illness.

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Dan Maloney

A tough-as-nails winger in the 1970''s.  He gained notoriety by being acquitted of assault charges for repatedly driving Brian Glennie's head into the ice during a fight

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Brad Marsh

Few players enjoyed their careers as much as Brad.  He parlayed hard work, tough play & leadership into a 15-year, 1,000+ game career

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Dennis Maruk

Only 19 players in the history of the NHL have scored 60 goals or more in a season.  Perhaps the most underrated of all those players is Dennis Maruk.  Maruk scored 60 goals for the Washington Capitals in the 1981-82 season.

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Walt McKechnie

Well-traveled Walt played for 8 teams in a 16 season career

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Tony McKegney

Produced eight 20-goal seasons including a career high of 40 in 1987-88

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Jim McKenny

In the '60's, Jim was touted as a great prospect, second only to Bobby Orr.  The comparisons didn't last long.  Today his sense of humor and stories from his days on the Leafs are the subject of many keynote addresses at his speaking engagements

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Rick Middleton

Retired from the game with 448 goals, 540 assists for 988 points.  He was the winner of the Lady Byng Trophy in 1982 and played in 3 all-Star games in 1981, 1982 and 1984

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Greg Millen

Goaltender for 14 seasons for the Penguins, Whalers, Blues, Nordiques, Blackhawks and Red Wings.  Now a hockey analyst on television

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Jim Neilson

A perfect blend of offensive ability and defensive grit.  Jim played in the Big Apple for a dozen years.  He averaged 25 points per season while playing in 2 All-Star games and being named a Second Team All-Star in 1968

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Willie O'Ree

Willie was the first Black hockey player in NHL history

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Mark Osborne

Although he scored over 200 career goals, this hard working winger was best at winning battles in the corners and checking the opposition's top line

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Wilf Paiement

Scored 20+ goals in 12 of his14 NHL seasons including a season of 41 for the Colorado Rockies

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Dean Prentice

Characterized as the most underrated forward of his era.  Played 22 NHL seasons for the "Original Six" teams in Boston, New York and Detroit

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Jean Pronovost

Brother of Hall of Famer Marcel, Jean scored 52 goals in 1975-76 for the Pittsburgh Penguins

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Brian Propp

Brian spent 15 seasons in the NHL and made the trip to the Stanley Cup Finals five times.   Propp quickly joined the Flyers program and made an immediate impact on a line with Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach.

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Jim Ralph

Known for his dry self deprecating sense of humor and his comical impersonations of famous Canadian sportscasters Foster Hewitt, Dave Van Horne and Don Cherry

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Glenn Resch

"Chico" was a small goaltender at 5'9" who relied on lightning fast reflexes.  He was colorful and was known for kissing goalposts.  He won two  Stanley Cups with the Islanders dynasty

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Bill Riley

The third Black player in  NHL history.  Established himself as an NHL regular using his grit, fists and talent to carve out a niche for himself

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Bobby Rousseau

Won 4 Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens as well as the Calder Trophy and Rookie of the Year in 1962

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Dominic Roussel

Goaltender for the Flyers for 5 seasons, also played for the Jets, Mighty Ducks and Oilers

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Derek Sanderson

The former Bruins star shares his story of the heights of Stanley Cup championships and the depths of alcohol & drug addition. Long clean & sober, Derek speaks on addictions, retirement planning and of course hockey

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Jim Sandlak

Canucks forward was the 4th overall pick in the 1985 entry draft.  Named Best Forward at the World Junior Championships in 1986

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Fred Sasakamoose

While his NHL career only lasted 11 games, Fred's left quite an impact on the game as well as on his community.  Fred was the first Full-Blooded Native to play in the NHL in 1953-54.  He played his 11 games with the Chicago Blackhawks

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Dave Schultz

"The Hammer" was the most feared enforcer during his 8 NHL seasons.  Dave set the single season penalty minutes record with 472 PIM.  He is now a great speaker with humor about the days he spent with the Broad Street Bullies

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Rod Seiling

A solid defensive player through his long NHL career.  Rod played a key role for Team Canada vs. The USSR in 1972. 

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Charlie Simmer

Scored 56 goals in back to back seasons playing on the Triple Crown Line for the Los Angeles Kings.  Charlie was a First Team All-Star twice and won the Bill Masterton Trophy for dedication to the sport

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Doug Smail

A terrific player for the Jets, Nordiques and Senators who is a very successful business entrepreneur

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Ed Staniowski

Goaltender for the Blues and Jets.  Ed is now a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces.  He had 3 overseas tours of duty in the Middle East, Bosnia and Croatia

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Pat Stapleton

Formed one of the great defensive duos with Bill White on the Chicago Blackhawks.  Pat was known as a great practical joker in the locker room

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Rich Sutter

One of six NHL-playing brothers.  Rich embodied leadership, sacrifice, heart, determination, persistance and WINNING.

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Errol Thompson

Adored by Toronto Maple Leafs fans as a member of a line with Hall of Famers Darryl Sittler and Lanny McDonald.  Errol scored 43 goals and produced 80 points in 1975-76

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Ian Turnbull

Scored 5 goals in a game to set a record for defensemen which has not been broken to this day.  a supremely talented offensive defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1973-1982

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Garry Unger

One-time NHL ironman who played in 914 consecutive games.  Garry scored 30 or more goals in a season an amazing 9 times, including 7 seasons in a row.  He also played in 7 All-Star games in the 1970's

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Jack Valiquette

Leaf first round draft pick who is now a funny and entertaining speaker on the banquet circuit

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Gilles Villemure

Shared the Vezina Trophy with Eddie Giacomin in the Rangers nets by going 22-8-4 in the 1970-71 season

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Ryan Walter

Stanley Cup champion with the Montreal Canadiens.  Ryan was the youngest captain in NHL history with the Capitals.  He now works with top level executives teaching about leadership styles and abilities

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Glen Wesley

Glen played in 4 Stanley Cup finals, the 1996 World Championships, the 1991 Canada Cup and the 1987 World Junior Championships

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Bill White

Joined Pat Stapleton to from one of the most effective defense pairings in the NHL in the 1970's with Bill as the stay-at-home part of the equation

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