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Leo Rautins

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Drafted 17th overall in the 1983 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, Leo Rautins became the first ever Canadian to be drafted in the 1st round of the NBA draft. Rautins’ promising NBA career was hampered by torn ligaments in his foot, and as result he played only sparingly during his NBA career with the 76ers in the Atlanta Hawks. After playing pro for several teams in Italy, France and Spain, Rautins retired from playing in 1993. Since the Toronto Raptors inception, he has been a television commentator for the team. Rautins was also the coach of the Canadians National Men’s Basketball Team from 2005 until 2011.

Rob Ray

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Rob Ray begin his hockey career with the Cornwall Royals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Ray was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1988 amateur entry draft. While playing two full seasons with the Rochester Americans (AHL), he cemented his reputation as a hockey fighter with over 700 penalty minutes in 125 games. He made his NHL debut with the Sabres during the 1989-90 season. After 14 very productive NHL season’s as the Buffalo Sabres’ main enforcer, Rob Ray was traded to the Ottawa Senators for future considerations in 2003. Ray played in 11 games over two seasons with the Sens, playing another 5 with their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Binghamton Senators. Rob Ray ended his NHL career with 3207 career penalty minutes, ranking him 6th overall in NHL history.

Andrew Raycroft

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Andrew Raycroft was the first goalie in 50 years to be awarded the OHL’s Most Valuable Player and thus was named Top Goalie in the CHL. This was all after the Boston Bruins drafted him 135th in 1998! Joining the Bruins in 2000, he spent the majority of the next three seasons in Providence with a call-up here and there. However, he earned the starter job in 2003 and went on to win the Calder Trophy for rookie of the year with 29 wins and a 2.05 GAA. In 2007, Raycroft was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs where he would play from 2006 to 2008. After stints with the Colorado Avalanche, Vancouver Canucks and the Dallas Stars, Raycroft finished his career in 2014 after playing in Europe.

Ted Reader

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A graduate of George Brown College’s culinary management program, Ted Reader made his way up holding several cooking positions in various restaurants. Eventually, Reader became the executive chef at the Skydome Hotel at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Following his tenure at the Skydome Hotel, Reader moved on to become the executive chef at President’s Choice, where he helped develop several PC food products. After Reader tenure at PC, he has since appeared on several television shows and has authored several cook books.

Mark Recchi

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Mark Recchi played for his hometown Kamloops Blazers of the WHL. Drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1988 Mark would make his NHL debut during the 1988-89 season. In 90-91, Mark’s 40 goals and 113 points led the Penguins to a Stanley Cup championship when they defeated the Minnesota North Stars. During the 1993 season Recchi was dealt to the rival Philadelphia Flyers. Recchi joined a line with Brent Fedyk and Eric Lindros tagged the ‘Crazy Eights,’ and in 1992-93, he had a career high 53 goals and 123 points, setting a new Flyers single season scoring record. After four seasons with the Flyers, Recchi was traded to Montreal and was one of the Canadiens top producers until he was reacquired by the Flyers in 1999. During the 99-2000 season, Recchi finished third in scoring with 91 points 28 goals and 63 assists. Recchi and the Flyers went to the Eastern Conference Final but were defeated in the seventh game. At the trade deadline in 06, Mark would find himself being traded to the Carolina Hurricanes and would continue to win his second Stanley Cup championship when they defeated the Edmonton Oilers. Mark would then go on to play games for the Atlanta Thrashers and the Tampa Bay Lightning. With Tampa being out of playoff contention Mark was shipped of to the Boston Bruins. In what ended up being his final NHL season, Recchi and the Bruins went on a dream like run to the Stanley Cup final and eventually defeated the Vancouver Canucks to win the Stanley Cup. It was the third championship for Recchi and put him on a list with only ten other players who won three cups with three different NHL teams. Recchi finished his career playing in 1,652 games, scoring 577 goals and 956 assists for 1,533 points. He was selected to play in seven All-Star Games. On the International stage Mark was included on Canada’s World Championship squad in 1990, 1993 and won a gold medal with the team in 1997. Mark Recchi was also a member of Canada’s Olympic ice hockey team in Nagano in 1998.

Mickey Redmond

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Mickey Redmond cracked Montreal’s all-star line-up in 1967. He won two Stanley Cups with them in 1968 and 1969 before he was traded to Detroit for Frank Mahovlich. Although he was slowed by injuries in1971-72, he rebounded the next season and joined Alex Delvecchio to become the first Detroit Red Wings in team history to top the 50-goal mark. The next season, he scored 51! However, a bad back limited his abilities the following two seasons, causing him to retire in 1976. Since his retirement, Redmond has done colour commentary for Hockey Night in Canada and Detroit Red Wings games.

Ken Reid

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A native of Pictou, Nova Scotia, Ken Reid is co-host of Sportsnet Connected’s evening show, alongside Evanka Osmak and Bob McCown. Reid has also co-hosted one of Canada most popular radio shows, Sportsnet 590 The Fan’s Prime Time Sports. Having worked in broadcasting for over 20 years, Reid has covered almost everything from the Olympics, the Stanley Cup Finals, The Grey Cup and the Super Bowl. Reid is also the author of his own book, Hockey Card Stories.

Mike Ricci

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After being named the CHL’s Player of the Year in his final junior year, Mike Ricci went fourth overall with the Philadelphia Flyers in 1990. After winning gold at the 1990 World Juniors, Ricci played in Philly for two years before moving to Quebec in the Eric Lindros saga. He moved to Colorado with the Nordiques in 1995 and won the Stanley Cup that year. Ricci remained with the team until 1997 when he was traded to San Jose. The defenseman played seven seasons for the Sharks and surpassed the 1000-game mark before signing for Phoenix in 2004, with whom he finished his playing career with in 2007. Immediately upon retiring, Ricci joined the San Jose Sharks in a management role and is currently a player development coach for the Sharks.

Jerry Rice

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One of the best wide receivers in NFL history, Jerry Rice is the all-time leader in most major statistical categories for wide receivers, including receptions, touchdown receptions and yards. Rice holds over 100 NFL records, the most by any other player. After a successful college career at Mississippi Valley State, the San Francisco 49ers drafted Rice with the 16th pick of the 1st round in 1985. Rice would make an immediate impact as an NFL rookie, as he won the UPI NFC Rookie of the Year award in 1985. Throughout his career, Rice was a 10 time Associated Press First Team All-Pro and a 2 time Associated Press Second team All-Pro, a 13 time Pro Bowler, 1995 Pro Bowl MVP, and a 2 time Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year winner. In addition, Rice is a 3 time Super Bowl Champion (XXIII, XXIV, XXIX) and was the MVP of Super Bowl XXIII. After leaving the 49ers in 2000, Rice would play with the Oakland Raiders, with whom he won an AFC Championship with and enjoy brief stints with the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos before retiring in 2005. In addition to being a leader in several major statistical categories, Rice has also been rated the Greatest Player of All-Time on The Top 100 NFL’s Greatest Players, named to both the 1980s and 1990s NFL All Decade Teams, had his number 80 retired by the 49ers and inducted into both the College Football Hall of Fame (2006) and the Pro Football Hall of Fame (2010).

Steven Rice

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Steven Rice played eight seasons in the NHL in the 1990s. Rice was drafted 20th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. Following his outstanding performance at the 1991 World Junior Hockey Championships, in which he captained Canada to the gold medal, he was considered one of the top young power forward prospects in the game. In the summer of 1991, he was sent to the Edmonton Oilers. Rice spent most of his first two seasons there with their AHL affiliate, but established himself as a full-time NHL player in 1993–94 scoring 17 goals. Following that season, he signed free-agent offer sheet with the Hartford Whalers. He retired at the age of 27. He came out of retirement in 2002, playing with the Cambridge Hornets until 2006, and then briefly for the Brantford Blast in the same league before retiring in 2006.

Stephane Richer

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A fast skater with a big body (6’2, 225 pounds), Stephane Richer was a feared player throughout his 17 year NHL career. In addition to his skating abilities, he was also known to have an extremely hard and fast slap shot, which was feared by many goaltenders throughout the NHL. During the 1987/88 season, Richer became the first Hab to score 50 goals in a season since Guy Lafleur. The 1989/90 season was a career year for Richer, as he notched 51 goals, added 40 assists, totaling 91 points through 75 games. Richer won 2 Stanley Cups during his career, in 1986 with the Canadiens and 1995 with the New Jersey Devils. Richer would also play with the Tampa Bay Lightning, St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins, and enjoy second stints with both the Canadiens and Devils before retiring in the summer of 2002.

Mike Richter

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Raised in Flourtown, Pennsylvania, not far from Philadelphia, goaltender Mike Richter played prep school hockey at the Northwood School in Lake Placid, New York before playing 2 seasons of NCAA hockey at the University of Wisconsin. After playing for the United States in the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Richter joined the Rangers organization, and would make his NHL debut in the 1989 playoffs, playing 1game before joining the Rangers fulltime the following season. Richter entered the 1993/94 season as the team’s undisputed number 1 goaltender, and would set a career best 42 wins (also a Rangers team record) and 2.57 GAA, backstopping the Rangers to a Presidents Trophy as the NHL team with the most points. In the 1994 playoffs, Richter and the Rangers took their game up another notch, defeating the Vancouver Canucks in 7 games to claim the 1994 Stanley Cup. Richter would continue to play 9 more seasons for the Rangers, with injuries forcing him to retire during the 2002/03 season. In addition to Richter’s appearance at the 1988 Olympic, Richter backstopped the USA to the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, earning tournament MVP in the process and to a Silver Medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.

Rene Robert

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During an NHL career that extended to a dozen seasons, Rene Robert was an important offensive weapon. The right wing on the French Connection Line with Gilbert Perreault and Richard Martin, Robert reached the 20-goal mark eight straight years between 1972-73 and 1979-80. Possessing blinding speed and a lethal shot, Robert was a fine complement to the slick playmaking of Gilbert Perreault. In 1972-73 Robert and his linemates helped the Sabres reach the post season in only their third NHL year. The flashy right winger scored 40 goals and became one of the team’s most recognizable stars. Two years later he reached the 40-goal mark again and recorded a career-best 100 points. Robert established himself as one of the league’s most accomplished point men on the power-play.

Gary Roberts

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Gary Roberts spent his first season split between the Calgary Flames and their farm team. He became a first team member in 1987 along with his childhood buddy, Joe Nieuwendyk. Known as a rambunctious style, he earned his only Stanley Cup in 1989. He steadily improved and scored 53 goals in 1992. His hard-hitting style caught up with him when he had to miss most of the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons, as well as the entire 1996-97 seasons due to numbness in his neck. Returning with a new super-healthy regime, he signed with the Carolina Hurricanes in 1997. In 2000, he signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs and was a key performer for them in the 2002 playoffs. During his four seasons in Toronto, he became one of the modern favourites of the Leafs Nation. After serving as a mentor to younger players while playing for the Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Tampa Bay Lightning, Roberts retired from playing in 2011. Roberts is well known for his dedication to personal training and helped many peers train in the offseason during his playing career. He continued this into retirement. One of Roberts early pupils was Steven Stamkos. After his first offseason training with Roberts, Stamkos developed into a 50 goal scorer with Tampa. This subsequently lead several other players seeking to train with Roberts. He currently runs the Gary Roberts High Performance Centre and Fitness Institute, where he trains several junior and professional hockey players.

Jennifer Robinson

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A former competitive figure skater, Jennifer Robinson has won 6 Canadian titles and placed no lower then 3rd place over 10 Canadian Figure Skating Championships. She has made 8 appearances at the World Championships, registering top 10 finishes in 2000, 2002 and 2003. After retirement in 2004, Robinson then skated with Stars on Ice. Robinson has also been a frequent guest of Michael Landsberg on Off The Record and was of a commentator for CTV during the coverage of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Larry Robinson

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A giant defenseman, Larry Robinson (HHOF ’95) was taken by Montreal in 1971 and won a Stanley Cup in his rookie year. He would win six more Cups with Montreal: in 1973, 1976 through 1979, and then in 1986. He played for the Canadiens for 17 seasons and is a two-time Norris trophy winner, as well as the Conn Smythe trophy. He holds the record for most consecutive seasons in the playoffs with 20 and his numbers are impressive for a defenseman: 208 goals for 958 regular-season points, as well as 144 points in 227 playoff games. Upon his retirement, he became an assistant coach for the New Jersey Devils and won a Cup with them in 1995. The next season, Robinson became head coach of the Los Angeles Kings, whom he played for from 1989 to 1992. In 1999, he went back to New Jersey and became their head coach halfway through the season, winning his first Cup as a head coach. He also served as head coach for the first half of the 2005/06 season before resigning for personal reasons. After returning to the Devils and serving in various coaching roles until 2012, Robinson joined the San Jose Sharks, where he is currently the Director of Player Development.

Jeremy Roenick

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Born in Boston in 1970, Jeremy Roenick grew up in various places around the North-Eastern region of the United States. Roenick would attend and play high school hockey for the Thayer Academy, for whom he posted 84 points in 24 games during his senior year. Roenick’s outstanding play for Thayer Academy led to him being drafted in the 1stround, 8th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks right out of high school. Roenick started the following season playing for the Hull Olympiques of the QMJHL, but after scoring 70 points in 28 games, Chicago called Roenick up. In his first season of NHL action, Roenick scored 18 points in 20 games. The following season saw Roenick crack the Blackhawks lineup full time. During Roenick’s 8 seasons in The Windy City, he had 3 straight seasons during which he scored at least 103 points. Roenick also played an integral part in Chicago’s run to the Stanley Cup Finals, which they ultimately loss to the Mario Lemieux led Pittsburgh Penguins. In the summer of 1996, Roenick was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes, where he’d play for 5 seasons. In the summer of 2001, Roenick would sign with the Philadelphia Flyers as a free agent. During Roenick’s 3 seasons with the Flyers, he’d hit several milestones. These include scoring his 1000th NHL point and playing in his 1000th NHL regular season game. In the 2004 playoffs, Roenick played in integral role in the Flyers run to the Eastern Conference Finals, scoring 13 points in 18 games. Roenick would also score the overtime goal in game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, eliminating the Toronto Maple Leafs. After the 2005 NHL lockout, Roenick was traded to the Los Angeles Kings, where he’d spend the 2006/07 season. Roenick would then return to the Coyotes for another single season stint before playing his final 2 seasons with the San Jose Sharks, retiring in 2009. Roenick currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Tracy, daughter Brandi, and son Brett.

Cliff Ronning

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Clifford John Ronning (born October 1, 1965 in Burnaby, British Columbia) is a retired professional ice hockey forward. He was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the 7th round of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, 134th overall. During an NHL career that spanned 18 years, Ronning played for the Blues, Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes, Nashville Predators, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild and New York Islanders. In 2003–04, Ronning signed with the New York Islanders, mostly playing as a powerplay specialist, where he recorded 24 points in 40 games played. As the NHL lockout suspended play, Ronning was inactive the following season. When the NHL resumed, Ronning announced his decision to retire on February 15, 2006. On July 25, 2008, Ronning was inducted into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame, along with Steve Yzerman and WHL coach Don Hay.

Darrin Rose

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Born in Oshawa, Darrin Rose graduated from Concordia University, owned a software company and worked in the marketing department at Heinz before becoming a comedian. Inspired to get into comedy after seeing how successful his friend Cabbie Richards turned out, Rose became both a Canadian Comedy Award and a Canadian Screenwriting Award winner. Currently, Rose is known for being the host of the Comedy Network’s Match Game and as Bill the bartender on CBC’s Mr. D. Rose is also a 6-time performer at the Just For Laughs Festival and routinely makes audiences howl at comedy shows throughout the world.

Vanessa Rousso

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One of the most prominent female poker players, Vanessa Rousso has finished in the money at numerous live poker events and has over $3,500,000 career earnings. Although Rousso has yet to win a World Series of Poker title, she has been at the final table twice and has 8 money finishes at the event. During her partnership with Pokerstars, she was known by many poker fans by her online name, Lady Maverick. She currently ranks in the top 5 women in poker history for all time career earnings.