Status: Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman.
DOB: Sept. 2, 1974 In: Turku, Finland
Ht: 6-foot-4 Wt: 215 pounds
First Hockey Memory: “I think when I got a pair of skates for Christmas. First memory of something that was part of hockey. (Remember the brand?) Yeah, I remember that, Bauer. I wore them in my sleep. I remember that [smiles].”
Status: Ottawa Senators pro scout. Former Detroit Red Wings head coach and assistant GM. Former AHL and WHA defenseman.
DOB: March 25, 1941 in Copper Cliff, Ont.
First Hockey Memory: “Going down to Stanley Stadium in Copper Cliff, Ontario, early in the morning, six o’clock in the morning and having a game with a bunch of other [...]
Status: Former right wing for the Philadelphia Flyers, Minnesota North Stars. Former head coach of the Flyers and Hartford Whalers. Currently serves as the General Manager of the Flyers.
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 210
DOB: December 2, 1955 In: St. Paul, Minn.
Childhood Heroes: “Well, I was a big baseball fan, I loved baseball when I was a kid. [...]
Status: NHL left winger from 1982-2006 with Buffalo, Toronto, New Jersey, Boston, Colorado and Tampa Bay.
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 220
DOB: Sept. 29, 1963 In: Hamilton, Ont.
First Hockey Memory: “Down on the Hamilton Bay. My dad and his uncles, his brothers, we all used to go and skate on Hamilton Bay. That was before I started [...]
Status: New York Rangers defenseman.
Ht: 6-foot Wt: 193 pounds
DOB: June 24, 1990 In: Stouffville, Ont.
First Hockey Memory: “Skating in the backyard rink. They made a rink – my dad and my grandpa used to make it – and we’d be out there every day. Had my parents yell at me from inside, trying to get [...]
Status: Calgary Flames defenseman. 2006 Olympian.
DOB: Sept. 27, 1983 In: Edmonton
Ht: 6-foot-4 Wt: 215 pounds
First Hockey Memory: “In Canada, it’s just kind of something you grow up with. I remember being a little kid and going home and skating outside, that sort of thing.”
Hockey Inspirations: “I was a Detroit fan growing up so I liked [...]
Status: Calgary Flames right wing.
Ht: 6-foot Wt: 197 pounds
DOB: January 24, 1979 In: Mississauga, Ont.
Early Hockey Memory: “Getting dressed in the car on the way to the rink because we were always late. So I was that kid that had to put on his skates and skateguards in the car [...]
Status: Los Angeles Kings defenseman
Ht: 6-foot Wt: 212 pounds
DOB: Dec. 8, 1989 In: London, Ont.
First Hockey Memory: “I remember I was really, really young. I loved the game of hockey, but I wasn’t very good. I remember looking up at the clock – I wasn’t a good skater – and looking up at the [...]
Status: Philadelphia Flyers right winger/center.
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 172 pounds
DOB: Jan. 12, 1988 In: Hearst, Ont.
First Hockey Memory: “Just being in the basement with my dad and playing some hockey and just playing a lot of hours with that.”
Hockey Inspirations: “My dad inspired me a lot when I was a kid. He helped [...]
I did this Biofile with the rising NHL star also known as “JVR” at the team’s practice facility in Voorhees, N.J. last week. Van Riemsdyk signed a six-year contract for over $25 million this past off-season and the Flyers are currently the top-rated team in the NHL Power Ratings according to ‘The Hockey News.’ As [...]
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