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Photo of Gilles Villemure Gilles Villemure

During an era when the Original Six only carried one goalie, New York Rangers’ prospect Gilles Villemure had to languish in the minors. However, he was called up to play tandem with Eddie Giacomin in 1970. The pair ended up with the Vezina Trophy at the end of the season. After five solid seasons, he was traded to Chicago where he played back-up to the established Tony Esposito.…

Photo of Scott Walker Scott Walker

An unlikely draft choice at 124th, the Vancouver Canucks’ 5th round pick in 1993 literally fought his way into the NHL. Having more professional fighting majors than goals in his first two professional seasons, Scott Walker cracked the Vancouver line-up in 1995. Used as a penalty killer and defensive specialist, he played four seasons with the Canucks.…

Photo of Rhett Warrener Rhett Warrener

Rhett Warrener began his junior hockey career with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League. He was selected fifth overall, in the 1991 draft. As a junior he won gold at the World Junior Championships in 1996. Warrener. Rhett played fir 13 seasons in the NHL from 1995 – 2008. In 1995-1996 he joined the Panthers for the and made his NHL debut on October 17, 1995, against the New Jersey Devils.…

Photo of Todd Warriner Todd Warriner

Warriner was a highly touted player in Junior and was selected 4th overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1992 NHL entry draft. Before making his NHL debut Todd won a silver medal for Canada at the 1994 Olympics. In 1995 he became a regular with the Toronto Maple Leafs and spent 6 seasons in Toronto before being traded to Tampa Bay.…

Photo of Mike Weir Mike Weir

Known as one of the best Canadian golfers of all time, Sarnia native Mike Weir learned to play golf at Huron Oaks Golf Course. Like many Canadian boys in Canada, Weir’s first sport was hockey, but Weir would give up the sport during his early teenage years when he realized he would not grow up to be big enough for a professional career.…

Photo of Michael Wekerle Michael Wekerle

A native of Toronto, Wekerle worked at the Toronto Stock Exchange before joining First Marathon, where he would eventually become the head trader for the firm. In this job, he played a key role in Rogers Communications’ takeover of Maclean-Hunter. In 1995, Wekerle went to work for Griffiths McBurney and Partners, where he was involved with the initial public offering of Research in Motion.…

Photo of Jay Wells Jay Wells

Nicknamed “The Hammer” for his hard hitting abilities and his solid defensive play, Jay Wells made his NHL debut with the Los Angeles Kings in the 1979/80 season, appearing in 43 games. The following season would see Wells crack the Kings lineup on a full time basis. In total, Wells would spend 9 seasons on the Kings blue line before enjoying stints with the Philadelphia Flyers and the Buffalo Sabres.…

Photo of Kay Whitmore Kay Whitmore

The Hartford Whalers drafted Kay Whitmore while he was still a Peterborough Pete in 1985. Finally becoming the Whaler’s starter in 1991, Whitmore was traded to Vancouver the following season where he became Kirk MacLean’s backup. In 1995, Whitmore became a difficult journey through a variety of teams’ minor-league affiliates: New York, Edmonton, Boston and Calgary all used him in a limited fashion.…

Photo of Hayley Wickenheiser Hayley Wickenheiser

Hayley Wickenheisr was the first woman to ever play full time professional hockey in a position other than goalie. Wickenheiser is a member of the Canada women’s national ice hockey team. She has represented Canada at the Winter Olympics five times, capturing four gold and one silver medal and twice being named tournament MVP, and one time at the Summer Olympics in softball.…

Photo of Brian Williams Brian Williams

With more than 25 years of broadcasting experience, Brian Williams is the cornerstone of CBC Sports. He has covered almost every major sporting event in the world and has won many awards. He has six Gemini Awards for Best Sports Broadcaster category has also earned the Foster Hewitt Award twice. Williams served as the studio host for the CBC’s coverage of the CFL, Formula 1 was the play-by-play announcer for the network’s coverage of the Toronto Blue Jays.…

Photo of Dave “Tiger” Williams Dave “Tiger” Williams

The all-time leader in NHL penalty minutes, Tiger Williams was a valuable member of any team that he played for. He was chosen 31st overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1974 and played four seasons for them. In that time, he became a fan favourite for his flying fists and for his goal celebration of riding his stick down the ice!…

Photo of Jason York Jason York

York was NHL defenceman, he played for the Detroit Red Wings, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Ottawa Senators, Nashville Predators, and last playing for the Boston Bruins during the 2006–07 season. He currently serves as a hockey analyst on Ottawa Senators’ broadcasts on Sportsnet and as a radio host on TEAM1200 in Ottawa where he played for the Senators.…

Photo of Gregg Zaun Gregg Zaun

Known by most Canadian baseball fans for his time as the catcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, Gregg Zaun played for 10 different Major League teams throughout his 15 year Major League career. A World Series Champion with the Florida Marlins, Zaun has a .252 batting average, 88 homeruns and 446 Runs batted in throughout his career.…