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Mark Messier

Ray Bourque

Aaron Ekblad

Denis Savard

Ramona Pringle

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Darcy Tucker

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Theresa Payton

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A go to speaker for corporate events, Theresa Payton has extensive experience in information technology, security on the internet and American politics. After receiving a Graduate degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Virginia in 1990, Payton embarked on a successful career in the corporate security world. This included a stint as the White House’s Chief Information Officer, becoming the first female to hold this title. Holding this title from 2006 to 2008, Payton’s main role was to oversee all IT operations for President Bush and his staff. After her stint at the White House, Payton founded Fortalice, LLC, which consults organizations of all sizes on security and fraud prevention and risks. Payton has also authored 2 books, collaborating with another IT expert and attorney, Ted Claypoole. The books, which are intended to help people keep their personal information safe online, are titled Privacy in The Age of Big Data and Protecting Your Identity.

Rob Pearson

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Rob Pearson showed strong bursts of offensive skill and an ability to play a solid as a junior player with the Belleville Bulls of the OHL. In 1990 he was traded to the Oshawa Generals where he was placed on a line with Eric Lindros. Where he became an OHL first team all-star. The Leafs made him their 2nd choice in the 1989 Entry Draft. Pearson led the Leafs in penalty minutes in two of his three seasons. After three seasons in Toronto, he was traded to Washington for 32 games in 1994-95. Pearson then went to Portland of the AHL before resurfacing with the St. Louis Blues for 45 games in 1996. After assisting on Dale Hawerchuck’s 500th career goal, he was dispatched to the minors where he closed out his career in the IHL with Cleveland, Orlando, and Long Beach.

Terry Pegula

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A true sportsman who made his fortune in the oil business, Terry Pegula first entered professional sports in 2011, when he purchased both the Buffalo Sabres and the Buffalo Bandits. Shortly after, he built the HarborCenter, which features 2 ice rinks, hotel, large parking garage, several retail outlets and restaurants. This also serves as the practice facility for the Sabres. Pegula also reunited the Sabres with their former long-time AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans when he purchased that team in June, 2011. In the fall of 2014, Pegula dug his roots deeper into the Buffalo sporting community when along with his wife Kim, purchased the Buffalo Bills following the death of the team’s owner and founder, Ralph Wilson. Pegula donated $102 million for the construction of the Pegula Ice Arena, located on campus at Pegula’s alma mater, Pennsylvania State University. As a result of Pegula’s generous donation, Penn State was able to upgrade both the male and female varsity hockey teams to the Division 1 level of NCAA hockey. Pegula and his wife Kim currently reside in Boca Raton, Florida.

Jim Peplinski

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Drafted by Atlanta in 1979, he only put on a Flames jersey after they moved to Calgary. A consistent performer, he only missed 21 games in nine seasons with the club. Along with co-captain Lanny McDonald, Peplinski led the Flames to several successful seasons, including a Stanley Cup in 1989. He retired six games into the following season and became an analyst with CBC Sports. He is now the Vice President of Business Development with the Flames, as well as the owner of a national leasing company.

Gilbert Perreault

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Through his 17 seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, Gilbert Perreault (HHOF ’90) was one of hockey’s most dazzling players. Drafted first overall in 1970, his 38 goals and 71 points were a rookie record and he easily won the Calder Trophy. He improved in his sophomore year and was chosen for the 1972 Summit Series. Once team mates Rick Martin and Rene Robert joined him, the French Connection was born. After receiving the Lady Byng in 1973, the French Connection scored an astonishing 113 points together and reached the Stanley Cup final in 1975. He recorded a personal high of 113 points in 1976 and played in that year’s Canada Cup, as well as in 1981. He became Buffalo’s captain until his retirement in 1987, finishing with 512 goals and 1326 points.

Dion Phaneuf

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Dion Phaneuf exploded onto the NHL scene as a rookie defenseman with the Calgary Flames in 2005/06. During this year, Phaneuf appeared in 82 games, scoring 20 goals and 49 points. Known for his hard-hitting ability and a rocket slap shot, Phaneuf spent 4 and half seasons in Calgary before being traded to Toronto partway through the 2009/10 season. Named the Maple Leaf’s captain prior to the 2010/11 season. Phaneuf would later be traded to Ottawa in a blockbuster nine player deal. That same season the talented Senators team reached the Conference final in 2016/17 losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in OT in game 7. Half way through the 2017/18 season Phaneuf would be traded to the LA Kings. He also has experience on the International stage, winning a Silver Medal at the 2004 World Junior Hockey Championships and Gold Medals at the 2005 World Junior Hockey Championship and the 2007 World Championship.

Cherie Piper

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A forward with the Canadian National Women’s Hockey team, Cherie Piper played on the Under-17 Championship team from Ontario. In 1999, she started to play for the Beatrice Aeros, with whom she won three Championship Cups, as well as play with the Women’s Under-22s. A late addition to the Women’s team in 2002, she went on to win Gold Medals at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Cherie wrapped up her playing career in 2013.

Sandra Post

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A native of Oakville, Ontario, Sandra Post began playing golf at Trafalgar Golf Club. A true natural, Post was competing in Ontario Provincial events by the age of 13. Her junior and amateur golf career is remarkable, as she won both the Ontario and Canadian Junior Girls Championships 3 times each. Post decided to bypass college and turn professional at 19 years of age in 1968. In her first year on the LPGA, Post became the youngest player at the time to win on the LPGA, when she won the 1968 LPGA Championship. This also marked the first time a non-U.S. born player won on the LPGA. For her strong first season as a professional, Post won the 1968 LPGA Rookie of The Year Award. Post was at her best between 1978 and 1981. During this time, she won 7 of her 8 career titles. In 1979, Post finished 2nd on the LPGA Money List and won the prestigious Lou Marsh Award as Canada’s Athlete of the Year. Post has received several honors. These include being inducted into both the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and the Royal Canadian Golf Association Hall of Fame in 1988. Post was also inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 1999 and named to the Order of Canada in 2003. Post currently resides in Toronto where she runs the Sandra Post School of Golf and she has been a TV commentator for several golf events aired in Canada.

Denis Potvin

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Denis Potvin (HHOF ’91) was drafted first overall by the New York Islanders in 1973. He became the first defenseman to score 1000 points and was the cornerstone of the New York Islander dynasty of the early 80’s. He amassed 54 points in his rookie year and won the Calder Trophy. Potvin won the Norris trophy three times (1976, 1978, 1979) and scored 101 points in 1979. He was captain of the Islanders when they won the Stanley Cup for four consecutive years – 1980 to 1983 – only the second team to do so. He retired from hockey in 1988 with 310 goals and 1052 points. He is now an analyst for Florida Panthers hockey broadcasts.

Felix Potvin

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Félix “The Cat” Potvin (born June 23, 1971, in Anjou, Quebec) is a retired National Hockey League goaltender. Potvin was drafted in the 2nd round, 31st overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1990 NHL entry draft. It wasn’t until the 1992–1993 season that Potvin became a regular in the NHL. That season he played 48 games, compiling a 2.50 GAA (1st in the NHL) and a solid .910 save %. The rapid acceleration of his development led the coaching staff to establish him as their #1 goaltender. His dynamic performance made him a finalist for the Calder Trophy. In September 2003, Potvin was signed to a 1-year contract by the Boston Bruins. He backed-up Calder Trophy Winner Andrew Raycroft during the 2003–04 season. Coincidentally, Raycroft broke Potvin’s record for consecutive games played by a Maple Leafs goalie during the 2006–07 season. Potvin has not played for an NHL team since the 2003–04 season. Although Potvin has never officially announced his retirement as a player, an NHL comeback is highly unlikely given the length of time since he last played professional hockey. Potvin currently lives with his family in Magog, Quebec, and is a goalie coach for the midget AAA Magog Cantonniers.

Cheryl Pounder

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One of the most well known female hockey players, Cheryl Pounder played CIS hockey for the Laurier Golden Hawks. While playing for Laurier, Pounder won several accolades, including 2nd OUA All-star team honors in 1996 and 97 being named to the OUA 1st All-star team in 1998. Pounder also received the 1998 Wilfred Laurier athletics Presidents Award and was later inducted into the Laurier Golden Hawk Hall of Fame in 2005. After Laurier, Pounder would compete in 3 CWHL Championships with the Beatrice Aeros from 1999-2001. The Aeros would win Gold in 2000 and Bronze Medals in 1999 and 2001. On the International stage with Team Canada, Pounder has an impressive resume. Pounder was a member of Canada’s Gold Medal winning teams at both the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City and the 2006 Olympics in Torino. In addition to her success at the Olympics, Pounder has been a part of 6 Gold Medals and 1 Silver Medal winning teams at the World Championships.

Carey Price

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Born August 16th, 1987 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Price is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL. He was drafted in the first round, fifth overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens. He is the only goaltender in hockey history to be named CHL Goaltender of the year, World Junior Championship’s tournament MVP and win the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy, all in the same year. He is also the only goaltender in hockey history to win the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy the same year as playing junior. Price made his highly anticipated Montreal Canadiens debut on October 10, 2007.

Chris Pronger

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Drafted second overall in 1993 by Hartford, he only lasted two seasons there before being traded to the St. Louis Blues. In St. Louis, his numbers began to expand on all fronts: points, plus/minus and PIMs. By 1997, he was the team captain. He was the youngest member of Canada’s men’s hockey team at the 1998 Nagano Olympics and finished with 46 points in 1999. His best year came in 2000 when Pronger finished the season with 62 points and a 52-plus rating. This earned him both the Norris and the Hart Trophies, making him the first player to do so since Bobby Orr. He played key roles in Edmonton’s run to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2006 and in Anaheim’s Stanley Cup win in 2007. He would also go on to captain the Philadelphia Flyers before concussion issues forced him to end his playing career in December of 2011. In addition to his role on the Canadian Olympic Team in Nagano, Pronger also played for Canada in the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Olympic Games winning Gold Medals in 2002 and 2010. Pronger currently works for the NHL in the Department of Player Safety.

Brian Propp

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Played 15 seasons in the NHL from 1979 until 1994. He also worked as a broadcaster for the Philadelphia Flyers for nine seasons, finishing in 2008. Propp started his notable career with the Melville Millionaires of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and shattered the scoring record with 75 goals and 92 assists for 168 points in 57 games. He was drafted 14th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft, a draft that many hockey experts say was the most productive ever. Propp was known for his unique goal celebration dubbed “The Guffaw”. After scoring a goal, Propp would skate towards center ice, place his right glove under his left arm and raise his right arm in a waving fashion. Propp finished his NHL career with 1,004 points over 1,016 NHL games over 15 NHL seasons, and ranks second in Flyers history in goals (369), second in assists (480), and third overall in games played in a Flyers uniform.

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Joel Quenneville

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Chosen in the first round by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1978, he spent only a season and a half with them before he was traded to the Colorado Rockies with Lanny McDonald. In 1982, he moved to New Jersey for a season before he was signed with Hartford, where he would remain for seven seasons. In 1990, he began to start playing in the minors regularly and eventually became a player-coach with the Baby Leafs. After retirement, he became a coach full-time, and became an assistant in Colorado in 1994. He won a Stanley Cup with the Avalanche in 1996 and became head coach in St. Louis the following season. He guided the Blues to a franchise record 114 points in 2000 and won the Jack Adams Trophy. After a stint as head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, Quenneville joined the Chicago Blackhawks as their head coach early in the 2008/09 season. Since joining the Blackhawks, Quenneville won the Stanley Cup in 2010 and 2013.

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Robert Rainford

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Born in Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica, Rainford emigrated to Toronto with his family when he was 3 years old. After graduating George Brown College culinary program, Rainford worked at several high end restaurants throughout Toronto. Rainford is best known as the host of License To Grill, which can be seen on the Food Network Canada and the Asian Food Channel. Since 2012, Rainford has been the Executive Chef at the Gossip Restaurant in Toronto.

Jim Ralph

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Very funny, very dry and very “on” with his impersonations, Jim Ralph has become one of hockey’s most beloved broadcasters. A former minor league goaltender, he retired from hockey in 1989 and began his broadcasting career by co-hosting Rinkside, a weekly half hour hockey show on TSN. He has also been a reporter for Global Television’s Sportsline, and was co-host of Molson Leaf Hockey on the Global Television Network. Today he covers the Toronto Maple Leafs as colour commentator on their radio broadcasts. Partnered with Joe Bowen, Jim Ralph is one of Jackson Events’ most coveted speakers and master of ceremonies.

Rob Ramage

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Selected first overall by the Colorado Rockies in 1978, Rob Ramage decided to move to the WHA, where he could make some money right away. Moving back to the NHL’s Rockies the next season, he found that the weight of the team was on his shoulders. The Rockies traded him to St. Louis in 1982 where he found his talent. He became a defensive mainstay until 1988 when he was traded to Calgary for Brett Hull. Although his role diminished slightly, his Stanley Cup in 1989 more than made up for it. The following year, he was traded to Toronto where he became team captain. After that, he played in Minnesota, Montreal and Philadelphia before hanging up the skates for good in 1994.

Bill Ranford

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Drafted by Boston in 1985, Bill Ranford served as their main goalie for one season. After Boston and Edmonton made a goaltending switch – Boston got Andy Moog – Ranford became an apprentice under the Oilers’ star goalie, Grant Fuhr. Ranford arrived just in time to earn a Stanley Cup. However, when Fuhr got appendicitis in 1989, Ranford ended playing for the remainder of the season, earning the Oilers a Stanley Cup in 1990 and the Conn Smythe trophy for himself. In 1991, he backstopped Canada to victory in the 1991 Canada Cup and was named tournament MVP. After he was traded to Boston mid-way through the 1995-96 season, he ended up in Washington, Tampa Bay, Detroit and then back in Edmonton before retiring in 2000. Bill Ranford is currently the goaltending coach for the Los Angeles Kings, and won two more Stanley Cups in 2012 and 2014 with the Kings.

Jean Ratelle

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Jean Ratelle (HHOF ’85) worked his way up through the New York Rangers organization, eventually earning a regular spot on the team in 1964. By 1968, he had scored the first of his 30-goal seasons. In 1972, he scored 46 goals for 109 points and earned both the Lady Byng trophy and the Lester B. Pearson trophy. Playing on the G-A-G line (Goal-A-Game) with Rod Gilbert and Vic Hadfield, Ratelle and his line mates all made the top five in scoring, although a broken ankle prevented Ratelle from winning the scoring title. He was instrumental in Canada’s 1972 Summit Series win. In 1975, he and Brad Park moved to the Boston Bruins for Phil Esposito. In Boston, he topped the 70-point mark five times and in 1976 he won the Lady Byng again. He retired in 1975 with 491 goals and 1267 points, good enough for sixth at the time.