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Keith Acton

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Keith was selected in the 6th round 103 round overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1978 NHL Entry Draft. He spent 3 full seasons with the Habs and quickly earned the respect of the league as a tenacious 2 way player. He then spent 5 years in Minnesota before moving to Edmonton and winning a Stanley Cup with the Oilers in 1987/88. He then went to Philadelphia for 5 more seasons then Washington and finished his 15 season career with the NY Islanders at the end of the 1994 season. Actons career totalled 1023 games played and 584 points.

Meghan Agosta-Marciano

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As a teenager, Megan Agosta-Marciano played AAA boys hockey with the Chatham-Kent Cyclones. After a stint with the Windsor Wildcats of the Ontario Provincial Women’s Hockey League, Agosta-Marcianoo would attend and play Division 1 hockey at Mercyhurst College. During her time at Mercyhurst, she won several accolades. These include 2 CHA (College Hockey America) Player of the Month awards, 3 CHA Player of the Year awards and First All CHA Team Selections (2008, 2009, 2011), 2011 CHA Tournament MVP and 2011 First Team All-American Selection. In addition, Agosta-Marciano was a 4-time nominee for the Patty Kazmaier, which is given to the top female hockey player in the NCAA. With Team Canada, Agosta-Marciano has won 3 Olympic Gold Medals (2006, 2010, 2014), 2 Gold Medals and 4 Silver Medals at the World Championships. Most recently, Agosta-Marciano graduated from the Vancouver Police Academy in May of 2015.

Daniel Alfredsson

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Daniel Alfredsson was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the1994 NHL entry draft and joined the club to start the 1995-96 season. Alfredsson would show the Senators he was the real deal, scoring 26 goals and adding 35 assists in his first season and was awarded the Calder Trophy. During his first NHL playoff series in 97, Alfredsson led the Senators in scoring and scored two game-winning goals but fell short to the Buffalo Sabres. The Sens named Daniel captain of the team for the 1999-2000. Entering his six seasons with the Sens, Alfredsson was starting to come into his own as one the top players in the league. Over the next four years he would produce over 70 points per season, before helping Sweden win a silver medal at the 2004 World Championships in Prague. Daniel topped that by winning Olympic gold in 2006 and surpassing the 100-point mark with 103 in 2005-06.in 2006 Daniel and the Sens would make it to the Stanley Cup Final, Alfredsson tallied 22 points in just 20 games during the post-season that year, eventually losing to the Anaheim Ducks. In the summer of 2013, Alfredsson signed as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings. He would go on to play in 68 games for Wings during 2013-14, scoring 18 goals and 31 assists for 49 points. After only one season with Detroit, Daniel would hang up his skates. On December 4, 2014 he signed a one-day contract with Ottawa to officially retire as a member of the Senators.

Damon Allen

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This 20-year veteran CFL quarterback has won four Grey Cups with three different teams (Edmonton 1987,1993; Montreal 2000; Toronto 2004). Originally a draft pick for baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates, Damon Allen chose to play football instead; the rest is history. One of Canadian footballs greatest players, Allen leads by example and with grace.

Marcus Allen

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Born and raised in San Diego, California, Marcus Allen attended the University of Southern California, where he played for the Trojans from 1978 until 1981. A star running back in college, Allen had 1 of the most impressive seasons in NCAA history in 1981, his senior year. Allen became the first player in NCAA history to rush for over 2000 yards in a single season, rushing for 2342 yards. At seasons end, Allen claimed the Chic Harley Award, the Maxwell Award, the Walter Camp Award, the Pop Warner Award and the prestigious Heisman Trophy. Allen was further recognized for his outstanding college career in 2000, when he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders 10th overall in the 1982 NFL Draft, Allen would spend 11 seasons with the Raiders. In Super Bowl XVIII, Allen ran for 191 yards, catching 2 passes for 18 yards and scoring 2 touchdowns, helping the Raiders defeat the Washington Redskins 38-9. Allen’s outstanding Super Bowl performance earned him the Super Bowl MVP Award. During Allen’s tenure with the Raiders, he was also named to the Pro Bowl 5 times and was named the 1985 NFL MVP. In 1993, Allen joined the Kansas City Chiefs. In his first season in Kansas City, Allen, along with Joe Montana, helped lead the Chiefs to the AFC Championship Game. At season’s end, Allen was awarded the NFL Comeback Player of The Year. Allen would play 4 more seasons for the Chiefs, retiring at the end of the 1997 season. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000, Allen frequently appears on CBS as a football analyst. Allen’s younger brother is Damon Allen, who played quarterback in the CFL for 23 seasons.

Stephen Ames

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Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Stephen Ames learned the game of golf Petrotrin Pointe-a-Pierre Golf Club, located in his hometown of Pointe-a-Pierre. With a strong work ethic installed in him by his father Michael, Ames golf game showed promise at a young age. At age 16, Ames set the course record at Sandy Lane, Barbados, shooting a score of 66 while finishing 6 under par. Ames turned pro in 1987, and played on a number of professional tours, including 5 seasons on the European Tour from 1992 to 1997. After finishing 3rd in the 1997 PGA Qualifying Tournament, Ames earned exempt status for the 1998 season. For the first 6 seasons of Ames PGA career, Ames failed to get into the top 40 on the PGA Money List. However in 2004, Ames had a breakout year, recording his 1st win on the PGA Tour on July 4th, 2004 at the Cialis Western Open in Chicago. Ames defeated Steve Lowery by 2 stokes, finishing -10. Throughout his career, Ames has also won The Players Championship in 2006 and the Children’s Miracle Network Classic 2 times, in 2007 and 2009. Ames became a Canadian citizen in 2003 and currently resides in Calgary with his wife Jodi, and sons Justin and Ryan.

Tony Amonte

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Tony Amonte has played in the NHL from 1991 to 2007. During his career, he has played for the New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers and Calgary Flames. Amonte was also a key member of the American World Cup and Olympic teams. In 1996, Amonte scored the game-winning goal in the World Cup final against Canada. As well, he was a member of the 1998 silver medal team in Nagano, Japan.

Glenn Anderson

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After playing the 1979-80 season with the Canadian national team, Glenn Anderson signed with the Edmonton Oilers in the summer of 1980 and made an immediate impact. After scoring 53 points in a 58 game rookie season, he scored 105 points in his second season and emerged as a young star on his team along the likes of Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Paul Coffey and Jari Kurri. Known for scoring big goals at big times, Anderson won 5 Stanley Cups with the Oilers and one more in 1994 with the New York. Anderson also played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the St. Louis Blues. A frequent member of Team Canada, Anderson won a Gold Medal at both the 1984 and 1987 Canada Cup. Anderson spent the 1996-97 season playing professionally in both Switzerland and Italy before retiring. Anderson was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as part of the 2008 Induction Class.

Dave Andreychuk

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Born in Hamilton, Ontario Dave Andreychuk played junior for the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League where he would become a 100-point player. The Buffalo Sabres drafted Dave 16th overall the NHL entry draft. The big winger made the jump to the NHL and never looked back although playing for Canada at the 1983 World Junior Championship and winning a bronze medal. During his time with the Sabres Andreychuk always produced points and was a presence in front of the net and down low. His best season in Buffalo was 1991-92 when he scored 41 goals and 91 points. In 1986, he was selected to play in the World Championships, and Canada skated away with the bronze medal. In 1993, in his 11th season with the Sabres Andreychuk was dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Grant Fuhr and a 5th round draft pick. Dave’s time in Toronto included a sensational 1993-94 season where he marked 53 goals, and 99 points putting him 8th in league scoring. Andreychuk was a part of the Leafs illustrious playoff run in 1992-93. The trade deadline in 96 would see the power forward dealt to the New Jersey Devils for a second and third round draft pick. He joined the Boston Bruins as a free agent prior to the 1999-2000 season, but at the trade deadline he was traded again in the “Ray Bourque” trade that saw them head to Colorado. Andreychuk signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning for 01-02 season and earned the captaincy the following season. In 2003-04, Andreychuk led the Lightning through the post-season eventually defeating the Calgary Flames in a seven-game series. Dave had played 22 seasons before winning a Stanley Cup tying the NHL record with Ray Bourque for the longest career before earning the Stanley Cup. Dave retired playing 1,639 regular season games, scoring 640 goals and 698 assists for 1,338 points placing him 28th time. He was the NHL’s all-time leader in regular season powerplay goals with 274.

George Armstrong

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After playing junior hockey with the Stratford Kroehlers and the Toronto Marlboros, Armstrong made his NHL debut playing two games for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1949-50 season. In the 1951-52 season, while still being played sparingly, Armstrong became the first person of Native heritage to score a goal in the NHL. After earning a permanent roster spot with the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1952-53 season, George Armstrong made an immediate impact. After impressing management with his hard work ethic, Armstrong was named captain of the Leafs upon Ted Kennedy’s retirement and Jim Thomson’s move to Chicago. Armstrong would captain the Leafs to four Stanley Cups in the 1960 and is the last Leaf’s captain to hoist the cup. Armstrong retired after the 1971 season and coached his former junior team, the Marlboros throughout the 1970s. Armstrong also coached the Leafs for part of the 1988-89 season and has been a scout with the organization for many years.

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David Babych

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David Babych played a total of 19 seasons in the NHL, starting his career in1980 when he was selected second overall in the by the Winnipeg Jets. Babych stepped into the Jets lineup immediately, turning in a stellar rookie campaign. In 1981–82, Babych emerged as a star on a revitalized Winnipeg team which improved by 48 points with the addition of superstar rookie Dale Hawerchuk, setting franchise records for defencemen with 19 goals and 68 points in helping the Jets to their first-ever NHL playoff berth. Key to his improvement and development was the acquisition of veteran Serge Savard, a future Hall of Famer, to serve as his partner on the blueline. 1982–83 would be better yet, as he led the Jets with 61 assists and broke his own club record for defensive scoring with 74 points. He was also voted in as a starter for the Campbell Conference at the 1983 NHL All-Star Game and again in 1984, Babych also played for the Whalers, North Stars, Canucks, and Flyers. Babych finished his career with 142 goals and 581 assists for 723 points in 1195 NHL games, along with 970 penalty minutes. He added 21 goals and 41 assists for 62 points in 114 playoff games.

Bill Barber

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Part of the famed LCB Line (Leach, Clarke, Barber), Bill Barber helped the Philadelphia Flyers win back to back Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975. Known as a good all around player who could score, Barber scored 30 goals and totalled 64 points as rookie in 1972-73. Barber is also well known for his performance in the 1976 Canada Cup. With Canada trailing by one goal to Czechoslovakia in the finals, Barber scored the game tying goal, sending the same to overtime. Canada eventually won the game and the Canada Cup. Barber also captained the Flyers for the 1981-82 and part of the 1982-83 seasons and played his last NHL game in 1984. Barber totalled 883 points in 903 NHL games, all with the Philadelphia Flyers. In retirement, Barber became a successful coach and won the 2001 Jack Adams Trophy as NHL Coach of the Year as coach of the Flyers. Barber won a Stanley Cup for the third time in 2004 as Director of Player Personnel for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Barber returned to the Flyers in 2008 and is currently a scouting consultant with the team.

Jesse Barfield

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Drafted in the 9th round by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1977, Jesse Barfield made his Major League debut in 1981. He quickly becoming one of the best outfielders in the game, as he helped Toronto reach the playoffs for the first time in franchise history in 1985. That season he hit a career high .289 with 27 homeruns and 84 RBIs. He also became the first one to hit 20 homeruns and steal 20 bases in the same season. He had a even better season in 1986, collecting a new career highs in batting average of .289, 108 RBIs, 170 hits with 35 doubles and led the Major Leagues with 40 homeruns. In 1989, Barfield was traded to the New York Yankees, with whom he played his final Major League game with in 1992. Barfield is a 2 time Gold Glove Award winner and a Silver Slugger Award in 1986. He also appeared in the 1986 All Star game.

Matthew Barnaby

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Matthew was the fourth round, 84th overall selection of the Buffalo Sabres in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, Barnaby is a graduate of the QMJHL.
In his first full season in the NHL, with the Buffalo Sabres, Barnaby led the league with 335 minutes in penalties. Barnaby also played for Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Colorado Avalanche, Chicago Blackhawks and the Dallas Stars. Everywhere he went Barnaby became a fan favorite with his feisty play and give all attitude. Unfortunately, his career was cut short due to concussion issues. He would finished with 834 games played and over 2500 penalty minutes.

Bob Bassen

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Bob played in junior hockey in the WHL for The Medicine Hat Tigers. A fierce winger who scored 32 goals in his final year of junior hockey, Bassen represented Canada at the 1985 World Junior Championships before signing as a free agent with the New York Islanders. Bob spent his first four years of his professional career with the New York Islanders before being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in 1988-89. Bassen split his time between Chicago and the IHL’s Indianapolis Ice before joining the St. Louis Blues in 1990-91. In his first season with the Blues, Bassen scored a career high 34 points. The Quebec Nordiques would acquire Bassen during the 1993-94 season. The Calgary native’s stay in Quebec lasted only two seasons before he joined the Dallas Stars for the 1995-96 season. During his NHL career Bassen would play for seven teams between 1985 and 2000 as a useful role player, banger, and hitter. He also played for Canada at the 1992 World Championships. Bob0 retired playing over 800 NHL games and racking over 1000 penalty minutes.

Bill Bates

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Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Bill Bates attended the University of Tennessee, where he was a 4-year starter at safety from 1979 through the 1982 season. After going undrafted in the 1983 NFL Draft, Bates signed with the Dallas Cowboys following the NFL Draft. In just his 2nd year in the NFL, Bates was an All-Pro selection and also appeared in the 1984 Pro-Bowl. Known for his character and work ethic, Bates’ was the recipient of the Cowboys’ Bob Lily Award for 4 consecutive seasons, from 1990 to 1994. The award goes to the Cowboys’ player who displays leadership and character on and off the field, as voted by the fans. Throughout his career, with the Dallas Cowboys, Bates won 3 Super Bowls (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX). The father of 5 children with his wife Denise, Bates is currently a motivational speaker and runs a cattle ranch in North Dallas.

Ken Baumgartner

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Ken Baumgartner was drafted in the 12th round, 250th overall in the 1985 NHL draft. A defensemen prior to playing in the NHL, he converted to left wing and made his NHL debut in 1987-88, playing in 30 games for the Los Angeles Kings. A noted enforcer, Baumgartner would also play for the New York Islanders, Toronto Maple Leafs, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Boston Bruins, retiring after the 1999 season. He finished his NHL career with 2241 penalty minutes in 696 games played. While playing junior hockey with the Prince Albert Raiders, he was selected to the WHL’s “All-Scholastic Team” in 1984 and won a Memorial Cup in 1985. During his playing career, he earned a degree in business and finance by attending Hofstra University in the off-season. He was also elected Vice President of the NHLPA while a member of the Leafs. After serving on the Bruins coaching staff upon retirement, Baumgartner enrolled in an MBA program through Harvard University.

Bobby Baun

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Most Toronto Maple Leaf fans know Bobby Baun is the guy who broke his ankle in game six of the 1964 Stanley Cup Final, only to come back for overtime and score the game-winning goal on that same broken ankle! Toronto subsequently won game 7 and was awarded the Stanley Cup. In addition to being known for that goal, Baun is also known as one of the hardest, but cleanest hitters of all time. Baun played 14 of his17 seasons in the NHL with the Maple Leafs. Baun also played for the Oakland Seals, and Detroit Red Wings in between stints with the Leafs. After retiring in 1972, Baun ran a cattle farm and sold insurance.

Ed Belfour

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Belfour was born April 21, 1965 in Carman, Manitoba and is a former Canadian Professional ice hockey goaltender. In 1987-88, Belfour signed as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks alternating time between them and the Saginaw Hawks of the International Hockey League. Many regard Belfour as an elite goaltender and one of the best of all-time. His 484 wins rank 3rd all-time among NHL goaltenders. In his rookie year as starting goalie for the Blackhawks, Belfour turned in what many consider to be one of the best rookie seasons in NHL history. He notched 43 victories in 74 games (both NHL rookie and Blackhawk team records), finished the season with a 2.47 GAA and 4 shutouts. For his success, he received the Calder Memorial Trophy for outstanding play by a rookie, the Vezina Trophy for best goaltender and the William M. Jennings Trophy for fewest team goals-against. He was also nominated for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s most valuable player, unprecedented at that time for a goaltender and rookie (Brett Hull of the St. Louis Blues won the award). He would win the Vezina Trophy again in 1993 and the Jennings Trophy in 1993, 1995, and 1999.

Brian Bellows

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After a stellar career with the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers, the Minnesota North Stars selected Bellows with the 2nd overall pick in the 1982 NHL draft. Bellows would go on and play 10 seasons with the North Stars, where he was a fan favorite as he scored 342 goals in 753 games throughout his tenure in Minnesota. Bellows was an active humanitarian in the Minnesota community, as he was involved with several initiatives including Special Olympics, Easter Seals and MADD. He was also recognized for placing special emphasis on drug education. Bellows joined the Montreal Canadiens in 1992, with whom he won the 1993 Stanley Cup. Following his 3-year tenure in Montreal, Bellows would have stints with the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim before finishing his career with the Washington Capitals in 1999.